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From Hugh Williams <>
Subject [users@httpd] converting to SSL
Date Mon, 27 Jun 2005 15:52:40 GMT

I have an existing Apache 1.3.33 installation.  I need to introduce SSL
capability to the server, and so have installed 2.0.54 with mod_ssl on
the same system.  After much tinkering with SSL configuration (I think I
understand it much better now!), I have both servers up and running.

My question:  Assuming careful comaptibility checks on the httpd.conf
files, are there any reasons (security, operational, whatever) that I
cannot or should not point the cgi-bin/htdocs/images aliases at the same
location and let users access the content either way?  I am maintaining
separate logfile locations; I presume that as long as I have the server
instances running as the same User/Group that there won't be permission
issues with any files created via CGI.  I would expect to start
redirecting various portions of the content via Redirect or mod_rewrite
in the 1.3.33 instance until everything is using SSL.

Is this as simple as it appears or are there gotchas lurking in the
works that I am overlooking?



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 Agilent Technologies            to enjoy it.  Only the wisest of mankind
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 707.577.4941                         - Logan Pearsall Smith, 1931

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