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From Andrew Clarke <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] adding SSL - is a distinct virtual host mandatory?
Date Wed, 05 Oct 2005 04:48:28 GMT
On Wed, 05 Oct 2005 13:45, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> And good beer at that, I understand :)

It's wet, it's cold, it contains roughly 5% alcohol by volume. What more can 
you ask for?

> The 'script tools' that were part of mod_ssl were never folded into
> httpd 2.0, we can kick the idea of reinventing them over on the dev
> list.

I've just achieved lift-off with a key generated by /usr/bin/gensslcert. I 
do not know if this is a SuSE special or what, but it has proven that the 
ritual I used to create the certificates manually with 'openssl' and the script is flawed, or I did not follow/understand it correctly.

Now I see that gensslcert is a script, and offers some parameters that 
allows me to fill in the blanks. However it has a defect where the -Y: 
parameter is not listed in the getopts line. Who needs to be notified about 
this? is listed at the top of the script...

I'm not new to UNIX and administration, but this has been a bit of a 
tail-chase nutting out the SSL. I've experienced similar excitement with a 
lot of Open Source software. It's easy to be hypocritical when criticizing 
other people's documentation, but there is definitely room for this subject 
to be more clearly and precisely documented and tutorialled. Work in 
progress is always more fun than writing it down, I know.

Anyway, gentle criticism aside, I've now achieved that goal and will be able 
to show something in a meeting tomorrow. That definitely deserves a beer. 
Thanks again to everyone who's contributed.
Corporate Signatures Suck

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