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From Tom Waite <>
Subject RE: simple SSL question running Tomcat3.2 stand-alone
Date Fri, 01 Dec 2000 14:18:58 GMT
Quite Right!  I did manage to get RSA key generated and all is happy.


-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor Little []
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: simple SSL question running Tomcat3.2 stand-alone

I might be wrong but I thought browsers only could handle RSA
algorithms.  If you use another algorithm it won't work.

Tom Waite wrote:
> Should I be able to simply preface the URL with https: in order to access,
> say, the tomcat index.html using SSL?  Put another way,
> http://mymachine/index.html   works (I changed the port for http to 80
> 8080), but https://mymachine/index.html  fails with Tomcat's error msg
> reading:  Ctx(   ):  IOException in: R( /) Socket closed
> According to other docs I've read this should 'just work' .  What am I
> missing here?
> Details of installation:
> I have installed tomcat 3.2 and followed the instructions provided by the
> docs for placing the SSL jar files in the right places etc.  When I come
> gen a key, though I am told that RSA is an unknown algorithm.  Being
> the US, I assumed I was forbidden from using RSA so generated the key
> without specifying the keyalg.  Starting tomcat is no problem and on
> it reports that it has a httpconnectionhandler on 443 (I changed the
> from 8443) as I read 443 is the default for the browsers
> Cheers,
> --Tom

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