apache24 ssl setup problems; "unknown protocol" [Solved]
bferrell at baywinds.org
Mon Apr 2 04:57:02 UTC 2018
On 04/01/2018 07:03 PM, Gary Aitken wrote:
> The problem turned out to be an apache configuration error related to
> virtual hosts.
> The openssl error message was:
> SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:unknown protocol
> I finally found this article (why I didn't get it on numerous other
> searches is somewhat of a mystery):
> which, while rather outdated in some respects, gives the right hint --
> the error is reported when the server sends back a normal http response
> instead of https. An easy test for this is to try connecting in a
> browser to http[no s]://addr:443; if it works, the server isn't using
> I had enabled and tweaked extra/httpd-ssl.conf; also httpd-vhosts.conf.
> httpd-ssl.conf had ssl enabled so (default from install):
> <VirtualHost _default_:443>
> SSLEngine on
> I had erroneously assumed including httpd-ssl.conf would turn it on
> in the general case. The virtual host definitions were missing the
> directive to activate it. Duh. It's right there at the top of the
> apache web page which I had used when I started...
> Thanks Bruce for your patience.
Oops! I hate it when I do things like that... WAY too often
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