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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 15625] New: - mention mod_ssl in http://nagoya.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/*/*.README
Date Mon, 23 Dec 2002 07:40:00 GMT
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mention mod_ssl in http://nagoya.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/*/*.README

           Summary: mention mod_ssl in
                    http://nagoya.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/*/*.README
           Product: Apache httpd-2.0
           Version: 2.0.32
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: Other
         Component: Documentation
        AssignedTo: bugs@httpd.apache.org
        ReportedBy: hauser@acm.org


As mentioned in http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=15624, a naive
admin can end up believing to ssl-protect his content under port 443 while it is
still served as http.

Because security as continuously increasing in importance, it should become more
and more the default that httpd's are configured to also include https.

One contributing factor for the possible error described above is that in the
binary distributions, many mod_*.so's are provided with "as is" while mod_ssl.so
is not.
Therefore, my suggestions are:
1) mention in the README files for binary downloads, that mod_ssl needs to be
obtained separately (an provide a link for the how-to-obtain-it)
2) change the file naming on http://nagoya.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/*
similarly to the win32 binary on http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi to
*-no_ssl.tar.gz!

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