two domain names - one IP - both SSL

Remko Lodder remko at
Fri Apr 30 13:09:40 PDT 2004


> Your HTTP client is broken and isn't checking SSL certificates
> correctly? Or you didn't meet the "one IP" requirement of the original
> poster. Or you served up the same SSL certificate for every vhost.

Well it's not a real cert. indeed, i cannot afford that, and true, it's 
the same certificate for every vhost i used.

> HTTPS establishes an SSL connection with the server prior to _any_ HTTP
> conversation. Since SSL requires a certificate which is linked to the
> server host name, and the virtual host name hasn't been transmitted by
> the client yet, there's no way short of ESP for the server to tell which
> SSL certificate to use. There's a detailed explanation on the apache
> website; but this isn't an apache failing so much as a general issue
> with HTTP/SSL.

Well, i keep wondering then how i got my secure webmail online, secure 
ids viewing etc. (different hostnames on the same ip adres, (i only have 
one ip addr)).



Kind regards,

Remko Lodder Dutch community for helping newcomers on the 

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