Outbound connections via Curl are failing

When my local site tries to communicate out to a outside site that is served by https, it often will encounter a Curl error. This happens when trying to connect to the Wordpress plugin repository, and also when trying to validate ownership of plugins. For example, I am trying to validate my account for UpdraftPlus and I receive the following error.

Errors occurred when trying to connect to UpdraftPlus.Com:
cURL error 56: Recv failure: Connection reset by peer

In the Wordpress News section of the Dashboard I even get an error there as well.

RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: cURL error 56: SSL read: error:00000000:lib(0):func(0):reason(0), errno 104

It feels like this is something related to the way the VM is set up with respect to the network settings, or that there needs to be some configuration change to enable these kinds of communications.

Please advise. Thanks in advance.

I found a similar error when using certain versions of VirtualBox. I found I had to downgrade and install a different version to get rid of that error.

FWIW Iā€™m currently using VB 5.1.10 without error.

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I think that solved the problem. Thanks so much.

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Not working for me.