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From John Turner <>
Subject Re: where are and openssl.conf ?
Date Fri, 25 Jul 2003 12:29:38 GMT

Reason #942 not to just take "defaults" when installing Red Hat Linux. 
You're better off deleting all of their "auto" crap and then installing 
what you need from scratch.  At least then you know exactly where 
everything is.

John wrote:

> Hi.
> Unbelievable, I searched all the servers for openssl.conf and found
> nothing. Some of these are stock standard default installatio sraight
> from the distro CDs from RH.
> I am going to install OpenSSL from sratch this weekend and ditch RH's
> distro copy.
> find /usr openssl.conf -type f
> find /usr -name openssl.conf
> etc...
> Nope.
> I mean, when you configure these things, the sey parametric values have
> to go somewhere, right ?
> That does it, download, compile, install OpenSSL this weekend. Ouch!
> Simon Pabst wrote:
>>I don't know about Redhat's openssl installation,
>>but propably it spreads over several directories.
>>However there should be an openssl.conf somewhere,
>>maybe its in /etc/openssl.conf or /usr/local/openssl/openssl.conf
>>If you can't find it, this might help:
>>find /etc -name openssl.conf
>>find /usr -name openssl.conf
>>Installing openssl from source would also help getting a
>>clean (and more secure) openssl installation with everything in one directory.
>>And don't mix up Apache2 ssl.conf with openssl.conf, they've got nothing to
>>do with each other.
>>In Apache 1 all the SSL stuff was in httpd.conf, in Apache 2 they just put
>>that into conf/ssl.conf.
>>At 19:22 25.07.2003 +1000, you wrote:
>>>Thanks, I got EngelSchall's I am going through exactly those
>>>doco as we "speak", I think the problem with the documentation is that
>>>they refer to dfferent versions than mine.
>>>On my default RH7.1 Linux installation, I do not have /usr/local/ssl or
>>>/etc/ssl/openssl.conf, yet it comes well equipped with
>>>/etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt ad /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.key.
>>>On the other hand, the Apache2 httpd.conf uses an Include conf/ssl.conf
>>>which doesn't look like the instructions on the documentation. I am so
>>>confused, I need a beer.
>>>Soooo, I won't be finishing the task this week.

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