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From Tony Finch <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] more mass virtual hosting support
Date Fri, 21 May 1999 08:46:31 GMT
"Ralf S. Engelschall" <> wrote:
>In article <> you wrote:
>> BTW, something I have been thinking about but haven't investigated yet
>> is mass SSL vhosting. Demon uses IP vhosting for historical reasons
>> but other than that the main reason to do things that way is SSL. It
>> would be cool to get mod_ssl to magically find a vhost's certificate
>> on the fly in a similar manner to mod_vhost_alias and the document
>> root. I haven't got my head round SSLeay yet so this idea probably
>> won't happen until Demon decide they want to do SSL vhosting, unless
>> anyone else wants to do it...
>Hmmm.... how exactly do you think mod_ssl can magically find out the
>name-based virtual hosts _before_ the Host: header is sent?

I'm talking about IP-based mass vhosting, not Host: header-based, so
the location of the certificate would be determined purely by the
server-end IP address of the connection. I don't have any code that
can predict the future contents of a TCP stream, I'm afraid :-)

f.a.n.finch   black dog

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