I’m writing this, right here, so i know where to pick it up next time i get the same issue. Thanks to Jonathan, who wrote this awesome post, and saved me quite a lot of time.
Long short story, it seems there is a buggy library on OSX, that produces broken SSL connections to hang for quite some time. Workaround?
[cc lang=’bash’]sudo port install neon[/cc]
That should upgrade the faulty library, and fix this annoying issue.