I fully agree with you...
> Unfortunately I don't share Matt's easy
> experience. I've found that installing
> mod_ssl to be a royal pain in the ass.
> You would think that after all this
> time, someone would make it easy to get
> apache up and running with SSL.
Installing mod_ssl on Apache is a real pain and I share the pangs of the installation. God,,, for the last one week I am trying to do it without any success. It seems many people are having similar problem (as seen in Usenet) , but not many from Apache or modssl are willing to solve the problems.
Isn't there an easy way to do it?
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I don't feel that way
Unfortunately I don't share Matt's easy experience. I've found that installing mod_ssl to be a royal pain in the ass. You would think that after all this time, someone would make it easy to get apache up and running with SSL.
Mod_ssl is great!
I spent *way* too long trying to setup apache+ssl, with its poor docs. I downloaded mod_ssl and was up and running in about 20 minutes. Excellent documentation as well as great code. Did I mention the documentation was excellent? It even looks nice with its cascading style sheets!
Grab it if you want an SSL enabled apache....
mod_ssl is great!
I remember looking for a way to give SSL support to Apache about a year ago. I came upon Apache-SSL (http://www.apache-ssl.org/) and SSLeay (http://www.psy.uq.oz.au/~ftp/Crypto/) and decided to try those. Well after some frustration, I got the web server up and running with SSL support but not without several hiccups in the setup process. Then I heard about mod_ssl (http://www.modssl.org/) and OpenSSL (http://www.openssl.org/) and downloaded both. Wow! What a difference. Ralf S. Engelschall's (http://www.engelschall.com/) great documentation made the entire setup process easy. Rather than spend hours setting up and configuring Apache to work with the SSL patches of Apache-SSL, I spent far less time setting up mod_ssl. I would recommend that everyone who wants to add SSL support to Apache use the combination of mod_ssl and OpenSSL!
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