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Old 04-14-2003, 10:57 PM   #1
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Question Apache SSL Expert Needed

I haveL
slackware 8.1
Apache 1.3.26
mod_ssl 2.8.9
Open_ssl .9.6d

I have my website up and running.
I have a web based email interface (neomail) up and running.
Now i want to make Neomail use SSL
I tried
It died

Can someone point me to a "How To" that explains how to setup an SSL page. I believe i also need info on how to setup Open_SSL and creating a certificate.

Old 04-15-2003, 10:29 AM   #2
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IMHO: SSL is not a page, but a website / virtual host.
Meaning: If you have apache running your website it will use the HTTP protocol.
If you then want to use SSL, you should use SSL Protocol, which runs on a different port then HTTP (443 against 80).

Its not really hard work, but there are some things you should do:

1: create a virtual host in apache to serve the SSL site.
2: create a certificate to authenticate your SSL connection.

For the exact HOWTO, you should probably want to read:

In short: a SSL-page doesn't exist, a SSL-site does.
However, I am not an SSL Guru, so I could be wrong.....


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