Help please... can't figure out https/ssl in Apache.

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Help please... can't figure out https/ssl in Apache.

Post by s717ch3s » Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:08 am

I need a little help getting Apache to serve https before I chunk this xbox out the window... I been working on the webserver a few days and have read everything I could find (that I understood) but still really dont know too much about linux or Apache (in linux) yet.
I can't get an https webpage up. (I browse with FireFox

I am on a LAN w/about 6 nodes, static ip router, and a v1.0 Xbox with E:\ gentoox Home4.0 install.
I can access the index.html on the Xbox thru http over port 8000 (cause of my isp)

I dont know if its my settings in the httpd.conf or 40_mod_ssl.conf, or even 41_mod_ssl.default-vhost.conf <- I really dont know what thats even for???.

Do I absolutley need a virtual host? to have https?

Do I need to setup and sign my own certs, or can I use the ones in /etc/apache2/ssl??? (if I just want to get a secure connection, not with CA signed certs)

In the httpd.conf, when it refrences the module, I am guessing that the Extra Modules section that says "Include /etc/apache2/modules.d/*.conf" loads the module I need for https, but it that doesnt seem to help.... so I added "LoadModule ssl_module modules/" and neither does that....

OpenSSL is installed, I have "OpenSSL 0.9.7i 14 Oct 2005"
I also emerged mod_ssl, and now I have apache and apache2 in /etc ????
so webmin works on ssl??? can I just put my files in there?????

Now in most of what I read, I started from after apache was installed because of the tut I used on

Any help would be greatly appreciated, or if you want to aquire a soon to be busted xbox thats cool too....
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