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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] VirtualHost problem
Date Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:37:16 GMT
Please post in plain text...

A few points of misunderstanding:

- There is no such thing as a "DirectoryRoot". There is ServerRoot which
is where the apache installation lives (e.g. /usr/local/apache), there
is DocumentRoot which is where the content starts for each virtual host
(e.g. /home/www/site1) and there is <Directory> which is a container
used to apply certain directives to a particular directory.

I think you mean "DocumentRoot"...

- SSL is not implemented on a per-directory basis. It is a different
protocol which encapsulates HTTP. It can only be applied on a virtual
host basis. Usually, you set up port-based VHs, e.g.

  DocumentRoot /home/www/plain-http

  DocumentRoot /home/www/ssl-stuff
  SSLCertificateFile /path/to/cert etc.

While you can have many plain HTTP VHs on the same IP/port (name-based
VHs), you can only have one SSL VH per IP/port. If you need more than
one, you need more IPs or to use different ports.


Owen Boyle

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Freitag, 24. Januar 2003 14:12
Subject: [users@httpd] VirtualHost problem

I have 5 dirs inside my DirectoryRoot, 2 of them suppose to have
encrypted security (implemented using OpenSSL ) and 3 dont.
What is the directive for my "main" host to recognise that this
particular directory shall be secure or unsecure and to change ports and
toggle SSLEngine accordingly:
eg.  choose from  http://.../root/dir:80
                   and  https://.../root/dir:443

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