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Old 02-17-2014, 05:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy SSL timing out to outside world - works on LAN. (RHEL,APACHE)

Hello all,

For the life of me I can not figure out where I have gone wrong in this setup.
I installed the certs from the providers like I was instructed.
My server serves SSL on the LAN with no issue or warning, but outside it times out.
Web services that check for SSL certs told me I did not have one at all.

I do know that port 443 is open.

here are my configs:

<VirtualHost *:80>
        Redirect permanent /
the ssl.conf is included at the foot of the httpd.conf
LoadModule ssl_module modules/

Listen 443

AddType application/x-x509-ca-cert .crt
AddType application/x-pkcs7-crl    .crl

SSLPassPhraseDialog  builtin

SSLSessionCache         shmcb:/var/cache/mod_ssl/scache(512000)
SSLSessionCacheTimeout  300

SSLMutex default

SSLRandomSeed startup file:/dev/urandom  256
SSLRandomSeed connect builtin

SSLCryptoDevice builtin


DocumentRoot "/path/to/domain/"

SSLEngine on

SSLProtocol all -SSLv2


SSLCertificateFile /path/to/crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /path/to/key
SSLCertificateChainFile /path/to/intermediate

Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance.


Last edited by mtlhd; 02-17-2014 at 06:01 PM.
Old 02-17-2014, 07:47 PM   #2
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Maybe try doing a reverse lookup on your ip address and changing your config to either



Whatever your server cert returns.

Been a while since I had my head into apache conf's but maybe worth looking at.

P.S.; I am presuming you've already ensured that there is not a firewall ruleset somewhere that's blocking your connections.

Last edited by gotfw; 02-17-2014 at 07:49 PM.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:07 AM   #3
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Thank you for the reply,

after much research, much to my dismay, I discovered the port was indeed closed in the firewall. I was told it was open but that's what I get for assuming the info was correct.
Sorry to waste time!

Old 02-18-2014, 11:23 AM   #4
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Np. Glad you got it sorted.


apache, rhel, ssl, timeout

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