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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Apache 2 SSL - Install Question
Date Mon, 24 Jul 2006 11:44:20 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Collyer [mailto:richard@firebadger.net] 
> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 1:26 PM
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [users@httpd] Apache 2 SSL - Install Question
> 
> 
> On Mon, July 24, 2006 11:31 am, Boyle Owen wrote:
> > The essential point to bear in mind when adding SSL to a 
> webserver is;
> > what you're really doing is adding a port-based virtualhost 
> (usually on
> > port 443) that uses an additional protocol layer (HTTPS). 
> All you should
> > be doing is *adding* directives so no changes should be necessary to
> > existing config directives.
> >
> > PHP is just a bunch of server-sided logic and so doesn't 
> know or care
> > whether the protocol used to connect was HTTP or HTTPS - so 
> I would say
> > it should make no difference.
> 
> Thanks for the reply.
> 
> Is there any way to add SSL to an existing apache install 
> considering this
> or does it have to be an install from scratch?

If you have mod_so already compiled in, you can do dynamic loading. Then
with apache 2.2, mod_ssl is just an extension module as part of the main
distro. You should just be able to compile it and then "LoadModule" it.
Check the INSTALL file in the distro for instructions...

If you don't have mod_so (ie, you have a statically compiled apache),
then you'll need to recompile the whole server with mod_ssl in the mix.

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
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> 
> Cheers
> Richard
> 
> -- 
> Richard Collyer
> richard@firebadger.net
> 
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