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From "Eric Covener" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Idea for SSL with name-based Vhosts using two servers, mod_rewrite, and mod_proxy
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2009 14:23:34 GMT
On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 8:45 AM, Brian Mearns <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 1:28 AM, Krist van Besien
> <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Brian Mearns <> wrote:
>>> Right, which I guess is a big problem for most use cases. For me, my
>>> certificate is self-signed anyway, and I already use it for multiple
>>> hostnames (,,, which are
>>> all aliased to the same vhost in apache).
>> Than there is no reason not to have the virtualhosts all on the same
>> server... Your solution is unnecessarily complicated.
> Is that possible if I want to serve both secure and unsecure (80 and
> 443)? If I just setup my root configuration (i.e., not in a vhost) to
> listen on port 80 and 443 and turn on the SSL engine, then all the
> content will be encrypted, won't it?

No, you can turn on SSL in a single virtualhost (<virtualhost *:443>)
and serve non-SSL from either the "base" server or another virtual
host (<virtualhost *:80>)

Eric Covener

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