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From Kaspar Brand <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mod_ssl: improving session caching for SNI configurations
Date Mon, 09 Nov 2009 18:06:16 GMT
Dr Stephen Henson wrote:
> Yes that looks better. There is an alternative technique if it is easier to find
> a "base" SSL_CTX, you can retrieve the auto generated keys using
> SSL_CTX_get_tlsext_ticket_keys() and then copy to the new context as above.

The loop actually iterates over all contexts, so we could just remember
the keys of the first SSL-enabled vhost, we don't have to find the
"base" context. I.e., simply replace

  RAND_bytes(tlsext_tick_keys, tick_keys_len);


                                 tlsext_tick_keys, tick_keys_len);

I prefer the former, however, because 1) it's shorter, 2) RAND_bytes are
cheap (aren't they? ;-) and 3) ... it would actually need another
workaround, for OpenSSL < 0.9.8l, as I realized in the meantime: I
should have compiled against 0.9.8k for my tests, not 0_9_8-stable -
because this way I missed the TLXEXT_TICKET_KEYS typo :-/ In the
attached patches (v4), I've therefore added a workaround for

And back to the question whether ap_md5_binary should be used or not, I
have now switched to apr_sha1 for the trunk version - maybe that's an
acceptable compromise (use SHA-1 for trunk, stay with MD5 in 2.2.x, for
backward compatibility)?

Could one of the httpd committers take over and make a decision,
therefore...? Help with getting this into the tree would be much
appreciated - thanks!


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