SSL Handshake Exception on HTTP request


I’m running OpenHAB on the latest nightly and am facing the following exception when doing an http call:

2017-10-11 11:48:32.727 [INFO ] [.eclipse.smarthome.model.script.CCTV] - Calling http://myipcamera/api/record/start
2017-10-11 11:48:32.912 [ERROR] [.smarthome.model.script.actions.HTTP] - Fatal transport error: java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: General SSLEngine problem

This is in particular weird, since I’m making an http call and not an https call. This problem appeared recently after upgrading to the latest nightly.

The call itself in my .rules file is


which looks fine to me.

Does anybody have a hint what the reason might be for this?

Okay - problem solved. Was a number turn in the hosts file so the name resolved to a wrong IP which replied with HTTP 301 pointing to a non existent https address.