Your help is hugely appreciated in advance.
After trying to make a new site available via ssl.conf in apache, I now get an error message in Firefox (and in other browsers):
"Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at apples.nsms.ox.ac.uk"
Originally we had no problems. We wanted to switch our dev location from
https: our_host/oldDev/ (which had been perfectly available)
It was sometime after I generated new keys (.key and .crt) for newDev that I could reach neither .../oldDev/ nor .../newDev/).
I attempted subsequently to restore .../oldDev, but I cannot do so, even after restoring our original oldDev settings in ssl.conf. I get the same error in Firefox or other browsers as above.
Other than changing and reverting settings in ssl.conf, the only thing I have done in this process was to generate .key and .crt files for newDev. After my failed attempts at establishing newDev, I deleted the new .key and .crt files using a simple linux rm command and reset ssl.conf
Throughout all of this I have stopped and restarted apache, then our tomcat server at appropriate steps. Tomcat appears to have no ssl config in it. it's all in Apache.
I cannot figure out how to troubleshoot and solve this problem.
Do you have any good hints?
1. Could the creation and deletion of the new .key and .crt files be a problem? (I would not think they would affect the existing files that had been previously used).
2. are there good logs? I found ssl_error-log and ssl-access-log, and neither had much information in them.
3. What else could be causing this problem? To my knowledge there have been no other significant network or firewall changes while i have been working on this.