[thelist] Apache/SSL Question

Buffington, Michael michael.buffington at opbu.xerox.com
Thu Oct 31 15:05:01 CST 2002

I actually used to use zonedit.com myself, but shifted everything over when I began to favor the interface over at namecheap.com. Also, for $8.88 a year, you can't beat the features you get with namecheap.com for domain registration and DNS (if you can, I'd love to know about it).

Also, to all who were helping me solve my SSL dillemma, I hit a snag last night that I just resolved, and thought I'd share my fix:

I used rabbit's (sorry, don't know your real name) stanza:

NameVirtualHost xx.xx.xx.xx
NameVirtualHost xx.xx.xx.xx:443

<VirtualHost xx.xx.xx.xx:443>
ServerName secure.stinkmachine.com
SSLEngine On
SSLCertificateFile conf/ssl/my-server.cert
SSLCertificateKeyFile conf/ssl/my-server.key
DocumentRoot c:/wwwroot/core/stinkmachine/checkout

But, where xx.xx.xx.xx is an IP, I was putting the IP AT&T provided me.

I couldn't get the thing to work, until I read Anthony's clarification, which, while it wasn't the fix, brought something to mind that I hadn't thought of.

My webserver is behind a firewall that sets up a NAT.

I was using the wrong IP. I switched the IP to and everything worked!

Thanks everyone!

-----Original Message-----
From: Aleem Bawany [mailto:aleem.bawany at utoronto.ca]
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 2:03 PM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: RE: [thelist] Apache/SSL Question

> I use namecheap.com for my DNS. Works fantastic. I used to be on a
> provider that changed IP's far more frequently than my current
> and it worked with ease. I'd simply login, change the old IP to the
new IP
> for my domains, and hit submit. The change took a mere 20 minutes at
> most to take effect.
> If I'd ever get around to it, I could write a little script that would
> detect the IP change on the server, then update namecheap's
information on
> the fly, but it happens so rarely that it's not been a priority.

On that topic, I use zoneedit.com for my DNS hosting and Direct Update
DNS software which runs in the task bar looking for any changes in my
IP. The client works for many providers so you might want to take a look
at it and see if it supports your provider.


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