[CentOS] httpd with SNI

Barry Brimer lists at brimer.org
Mon Apr 13 06:00:10 UTC 2009


> I am currently publishing some web services on a Centos 5.3 server on my
> office using the included apache httpd. They are available from the Internet,
> and they require validation (username/password). I would like to publish them
> all under https, so the passwords won't travel unencrypted, but then all my
> sites use the same certificate on apache httpd.  The solution to this is
> using an httpd server that supports SNI:
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Name_Indication> however, the httpd
> included in Centos does not have this feature. Question is: have anybody made
> httpd RPMs for CentOS supporting this feature? (according to the link, httpd
> supports this since 2.2.11) or maybe they can be requested on the CentOS Plus
> repositories?

You might take a look at nginx <http://nginx.net/> as an SNI enabled https 
proxy.  You should know that not all browsers/clients support SNI .. I 
would check out <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Name_Indication> for 
further details.

Barry


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