The first time it works fine always. This happens either the second time or third time. I have read that this is a bug in JDK 1.3 and JSSE implementations. This may also be fixed in JDK 1.4. However, I am not at liberty to upgrade to JDK 1.4. Is there any workarounds to this problem? I am using NetBeans 3.51, JDK 1.3.1, JSSE 1.0.3_02 in my development enviroment, trying to get to a Remote Dir Server which has a SSL port available for use. This works great when connecting non-SSL. Any help is greatly appreciated. I also don't see anything in the logs when this occurs. Thanks!