in reply to Guidance on SSL Cert Checking
I suggest that you should be very specific in your Google Searches about this problem. For example, a search for:
ssl "14090086" "mail.google.com" appears to be fruitful, although I have not yet explored the hits. Clearly, whatever-it-is is not by any means “perl-specific.” It is, rather ... and this is way too “familiar” to me ... SSL ... being itself.
Unfortunately, the careful-design of SSL is that it gives nothing away to “what it always presumes to be an attacker.”
My best advice to you at this point is that ... “this is not a Perl problem.” It is, however, a most familiar problem . . . At this point, “Perl” is, in its own way, more-or-less returning to you the same codes that <<PHP | dot-Net | Java | ... >> would (had to have ...) have done, and for the same impenetrable reasons.
“Been there. Oh, yes I have. Done that.” Keep us informed.