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From Robert Zagarello <bz...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] adding SSL - is a distinct virtual host mandatory?
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2005 00:57:42 GMT

No it is not required to have a separate virtual host,
at least not for Apache itself.  I am running V2.054
http and https on FreeBSD V5.3 with no problem.

BZAG
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--- Andrew Clarke <aclarke@civica.com.au> wrote:

> 
> SuSE 9.3 hosting Apache 2.0.53 (the build from SuSE
> installs) and Firefox 
> 1.0.6 for a self-contained server and workstation on
> a laptop.
> 
> I'm working on getting https working for the first
> time, and keep reading 
> hints that it's usual to make another virtual host
> to carry the SSL. Is 
> this required, or just "a good idea"? If it's a good
> idea, why?
> 
> On a closely related topic, I eventually reached the
> point of creating a 
> self-certified CA and have made my server keys, but
> the first response I 
> get from an https://localhost access is an alert box
> from the browser:
> 
>     "the connection to myserver has terminated
> unexpectedly.
>     Some data may have been transferred".
> 
> I do not even get an alert asking if I want to
> accept a self-certified 
> certificate, so the problem has to be very early in
> the sequence.
> 
> Of course I'm going to assume that there's a few SSL
> config parameters I 
> need to set, but I was hoping that the default .conf
> supplied by 
> SuSE/Apache would only need the certificates
> plugging in and it would just 
> work. Are there any SSL config parameters I MUST set
> before it will work? 
> The documentation lacks a clear tutorial (that I've
> been able to find) so 
> I'd really appreciate it if someone could enumerate
> the essential 
> parameters. I'll find out what they all mean from
> there.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> A Clarke.
> 
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