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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: in progress: vhosts yet again
Date Sun, 05 Oct 1997 11:27:24 GMT
Mark J Cox wrote:
> > Wildcard ports utterly suck.  But I'm guessing that you SSL weenies need
> > me to not screw them up.  Given that port-vhosting hasn't ever worked
> > correctly with name-vhosting I'm not at all concerned about making it
> > work now.  So here's what I'm asserting:
> Host: based virtual hosts don't work well with SSL anyway (the server
> doesn't get the Host: header until after all the negotiation and
> certificate stuff has been done by which time it's a bit late).  I've not
> seen people do wildcard ports with SSL; Stronghold just sticks in a
> Listen *:443 and then <VirtualHost *:443> section.

Ditto for Apache-SSL (ish).

> The only thing to watch is that if someone connects to https://somewhere/
> my copy of Netscape sends "Host: somewhere" and not "Host: somewhere:443"

Which is correct, of course.



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