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From Robert Zagarello <>
Subject [users@httpd] Generating SSL Certificate Request/Self-Signed Certificate
Date Mon, 04 Apr 2005 20:04:32 GMT

Thanks for the info...  I was looking for .conf
instead of .cnf and I sometimes forget that file
extensions are not always the same cross-platform.  As
it turns out, NetBSD2 doesn't have a default
configured except for a sample file in
/usr/share/examples/openssl, which is fine.



> After running the following command:
> openssl req -new -key
> /usr/pkg/etc/httpd/ssl.key/server.key -x509 -days
> -out /usr/pkg/etc/httpd/ssl.crt/server.csr
> ... I get the error:
> Unable to load config info
> I am running NetBSD V2 and Apache2.  I cannot find a
> conf file that might load this information nor a doc
> list of env params that might facilitate this (the
> command does not prompt for info).  I've been
> through both the Apache2 docs and the openssl man
> pages...  anyone have ideas?

The flag is '-config', so the command should look
something like this:

openssl req -new -config /location/of/your/openssl.cnf
/usr/pkg/etc/httpd/ssl.key/server.key -x509 -days 365

BTW, OpenSSL is possibly the worst documented program
I've ever used. 
spent more than my fair share googleing for tutorials
Does anyone out there have any time to pitch in with
that project? I'm 
everyone would appreciate your efforts.

 ~ Robert

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