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From Peter Fleck <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2 SSL Problem
Date Thu, 09 Oct 2003 20:29:25 GMT
>Just to elaborate, here's some basic steps to follow to make a self-signed
>certificate for testing purposes only:
>1) mkdir ssl; chown root.root ssl; chmod 700 ssl; cd ssl

OK! I built a new certificate following Leif's excellent instructions 
but still get the same warning in the ssl_error_log:

[warn] RSA server certificate is a CA certificate (BasicConstraints: 
CA == TRUE !?)

and I still can't get a browser to even connect with https. So it 
must be a configuration problem.

Here's the info from the original email about my setup.

SSL is working and the server is listening on port 443. I've 
confirmed this with the curl tool and with netstat. The curl tool 
actually returns my index page.

curl also generates log entries in "ssl_access_log" and "ssl_request_log."

But if I try to access the server with a browser, using an "https" 
url, the connection is refused and nothing is logged.

Here's a brief summary of my setup. The port 80 sites are serving 
with no problem.

Main/default ServerName designation is This is 
also listed as ServerName for one of the virtual sites. AND it's the 
ServerName for the secure virtual site. Could this cause a problem.

I do have "NameVirtualHost" and then list the 
Virtual sites using IPs and ports as suggested on this list. So two 
VirtualHosts are with two different ServerNames and 
the third is with the '' 
ServerName specified.

Peter Fleck
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