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From Robert Zagarello <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] apache2/SSL problems
Date Thu, 22 Sep 2005 16:41:40 GMT

What do your apache logs show (httpd-ssl_request.log,
httpd_access.log and httpd_error.log in /var/log or
something similar)?  Yes it sounds like your SSL is
running on the server but the server is not
authenticating against the certificates, meaning it
does not have access to the certificates (perhaps) or
the certs are corrupt, possible file permissions and 
ownership issues on the certs and their parent
directories, etc.

There are admins that come online a bit later today
with more Apache event experience than I, specifically
concerning the fact that your client(s) are requested
for cert acceptance yet the server disconnects after
response.  (For example, the server may not send the
certificate until it gets an acceptance response from
the client.) The more info you can put up the faster
you may get a resolution (perhaps the apache and ssl
config files, if you can, for example).

A long shot would be to check for the IfDefine SSL
directives in the apache and ssl config files because
this relates to how you also start SSL (I comment them
out, for example, so that SSL starts without the
deprecated SSL start command, etc.).


-----Original Message-----
From: Susan Roesner RZ
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 7:51 AM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] apache2/SSL problems


yes the problem occurs on different clients.  It's the
first time I tried to connect to this server through
>State whether this problem occurs on more than one
>client, and if this is the first time you've tried
>using SSL from a client to this server before or not.
Sorry, I should have said that the we have our own CA
and that my browser doesn't recognizes it as an
official one as I haven't imported it into my browser.
That's why I am asked to accept the certificate.  So I
think everything is fine with my certificate. I have
set up another apache2/ssl and everything works fine

I wanted to show that the ssl.conf is gone through. I
know that the error message mentioned in my first mail
could mean that the clients requests https and the
server answers with http. But if it asks for the ssl 
certificate I cannot imagine that this is the problem.

>If accessed for the first time, it's possible you
>to redo your server certificates (expirations?) or
>delete the ones on your client if you've accessed it
>from there before.

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