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From Ondrej Sury <ond...@sury.org>
Subject Support for Server Name Indication (Was: NameVirtualHosts & SSL)
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 10:38:24 GMT
On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 11:24 -0600, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Ondrej Sury wrote:
> > 
> > Just a thought...  Wouldn't it be possible to solve this by extending
> > HTTP to support something similar to STARTTLS from IMAP/SMTP?
> 
> Dudes, it's already published in http://rfc.net/rfc2818.html - yet it seems
> my mailbox fills with another 100k of this discussion every month (mostly
> on users@httpd).  It's not worth reinventing twice.
> 
> Read the RFC, and take it to your favorite browser vendor/author/project.
> If open source - offer a patch already to them.
> 
> Go solve it - quit writing here about it :)  In three years after widely
> distributed, we could quit deploying 1:1 IP's per host.

There is already bug in mozilla bugzilla:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=276813

Alternate approach is to use Server Name Indication TLS extension as
specified by: http://rfc.net/rfc3546.html and covered by
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=116168 and it will be
implemented in upcomming IE7
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/10/22/483795.aspx

Ondrej.
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Ondrej Sury <ondrej@sury.org>

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