apache2 with modssl from ports on 5.1.

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Jun 17 01:06:59 PDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 05:10:27PM -0700, Andras Kende wrote:

> I would like to configure apache2 with modssl from ports on 5.1.

You don't need to.  The mod_ssl stuff is built into apache2 already:
no extra packages required.  To enable it, all you need do is provide
an appropriate Server Key/Certificate pair in

If you've got apache2 installed and running, you can find out how to
generate the certificates you need by reading


(or the same page from apache.org)


Verb. Sap. You'll find life a lot easier if you generate the
server.key *without* a pass phrase.  That means apache won't have to
prompt for the pass phrase on startup so it can restart unattended.
The downside is that you have to be doubly careful that people can't
steal your server.key, or else they can easily pretend to be you...



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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