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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: Re[2]: Apache SSL question
Date Wed, 26 Jun 2002 09:07:22 GMT
>From: Robert Andersson []
>I'm not sure about this, but can't you use two or more SLL 
>VHosts on the
>same IP, if you give them different ports, that is, different 
>sockets? This
>should allow mod_ssl to identify the VHost. The problem would 
>be that you
>explicitly need to state the port number in URLs etc.
>Is this correct, or does SSL require port 443?

This is exactly correct. One of the workarounds is indeed to put additional SSL VHs on different
ports. This is a fine solution for an intranet but may have problems on the public internet
because some firewalls block "non-standard" ports. Therefore, some of your customers may be
unable to access your server on the other port. Also, as you say, you need to specify the
port in the URL...


Owen Boyle

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