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From Jean-Christian Imbeault ...@mega-bucks.co.jp>
Subject Re: SSL: need pointers on how to use with Apache/PHP
Date Wed, 26 Jun 2002 02:36:25 GMT
Read up on SSL. See some of the links posted in the previous replies in 
this thread.

In short SSL encrypts the communications between browser and server.

Jc

Octavian Rasnita wrote:

>Can you elaborate a little?
>
>How can SSL secure such a thing?
>
>Thank you.
>
>Teddy,
>My dear email address is orasnita@yahoo.com
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Daniel Lopez" <daniel@rawbyte.com>
>To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
>Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 8:31 AM
>Subject: Re: SSL: need pointers on how to use with Apache/PHP
>
>
>
>
>>If I make and HTML form does using SSL ensure that no one can eavesdrop
>>on the line and capture the information being sent across the wire? i.e.
>>if I have a login page does using SSL ensure that no one can capture the
>>userid and password.
>>
>
>Correct, SSL prevents an attacker from eavesdropping the information
>
>>If SSL does answer my needs can anyone give me some pointers on how to
>>use SSL with Apache. I've read some docs and the books I have but none
>>of  them makes it clear that SSL is what I want or how to use/implement
>>
>it.
>
>>I really don't have a clear idea of what SSL is or what it implies. Any
>>pointers to "dummy-type" docs or FAQs are greatly appreciated!
>>
>
>I put online the SSL chapter from my book that should answer your questions,
>explaining mod_ssl and the underlying cryptographic concepts, give it a try:
>
>http://www.apacheworld.org/ty24/site.chapter17.html
>
>Cheers
>
>Daniel
>
>--
>Teach Yourself Apache 2 -- http://apacheworld.org/ty24/
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