[thelist] Apache/SSL Question

Buffington, Michael michael.buffington at opbu.xerox.com
Wed Oct 30 16:11:01 CST 2002

Greetings evolters (again),

I've been off the list for what seems like years, but I'm back to take undue advantage once again.

I had a multi-part question:

1. Is it possible to set up a secure site (SSL) with Apache using a single IP (as well as serving non-secure site).

2. If the above is a big fat NO, then how does this sound: Is it possible to add a NIC, add an IP, and use Apache to serve the non-secure site on the first NIC/IP, and the secure site on the second NIC/IP

If the question sounds strange, it is. Normally this is a no brainer for me, but I'm used to SSL on IIS, and I'm also used to some luxories I don't currently have (like a static IP).

I've been serving michaelbuffington.com from my home office, using AT&T cable, and so far I've had no troubles. The IP is "dynamic", although it hasn't changed once in several months, and that includes a move of service from one apartment to another in that time.

I have a total of 5 available IP's, and need SSL for something I'm working on (www.stinkmachine.com - please don't hesitate to comment, but don't try purchasing yet), but I'm finding myself puzzled as to how I can make it all work right.

If I can confirm that I can do one of the aforementioned with Apache, then all I have to figure out is how to make it happen.


Michael Buffington

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