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Re: [vox-tech] apache2: NameVirtualHost and VirtualHost
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Re: [vox-tech] apache2: NameVirtualHost and VirtualHost

On Sat, 2006-11-18 at 22:05 -0800, Micah Cowan wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 00:31 -0500, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > Why is the NameVirtualHost directive necessary and how do I use it?


> I imagine one might want to add *:443 for virtual hosts on the https
> ports.
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/vhosts/name-based.html

Actually, at the start of that page, you may notice: "Name-based virtual
hosting cannot be used with SSL secure servers because of the nature of
the SSL protocol." However:

  1. It goes on to say a couple paragraphs later that if you plan to use
named virtual hosts with SSL, you should add the port to the
NamedVirtualHost directive (as I mentioned).
  2. That phrase appears in the "when to use IP vs. Named virtual

Because of this, I think what is meant by the phrase is not that
you /can't/ use it with SSL, but that doing so gives up the server
authentication part of the security that SSL offers, leaving just the
encryption benefits.

Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer...

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