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From "Sylvain COUTANT" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Multiple SSL enabled Virtual Servers and mod_rewrite
Date Wed, 16 Mar 2005 14:12:10 GMT
> Clearly you cannot
> use multiple <VirtualHost> with SSL, but I dont undestand *why*.

Because the SSL Layer is set up *before* any data (HTTP request content) is
sent to the server. That means, it must be setup before the virtual host
name is known by the server.

This way the server have to choose a certificate to setup the SSL connection
without having received any information from the client. So you can only
virtual host SSL using different server IPs and/or ports.

Hopefully, it is clear enough.

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