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From Karoly VEGH <karoly.v...@uta.at>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] multiple SSL VirtualHosts
Date Thu, 29 Aug 2002 18:26:59 GMT
On Thu, 29 Aug 2002, Boyle Owen wrote:

> The mistake is in trying to make name-based SSL virtual hosts. You can't.
> The problem comes up frequently on the mod_ssl mailing list (e.g.
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=apache-modssl&m=98576871506980&w=2)
> Basically, the trouble is that the SSL session has to be established
> before there is any HTTP traffic. This means the server needs the
> certificate before it gets to see the "Host" header. However, since it
> doesn't know the Host, how is supposed to know what VH to use for the
> cert?

thanks for the info, *sigh*

> To put it another way, SSL packets are routed using only TCP/IP
> attributes (IP and port number) and do not have any HTTP attributes
> available to them at the session set-up.   >

OK, i tried it both ways, with another port and with another IP...

but i have  aweird problem.

Though I have the
SSLCertificateKey myotherdomain.at.key
directive in the VIrtualHosts section,
when i call https://myotherdomain.at comes the message from the browser
that this server uses the certificate from mydomain.at ...

mydomain.at comes the first in httpd.conf, but i dont know where to search
for the mistake.

any ideas?

tia

charlie


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