[CentOS] cannot start or stop apache due to ssl changes

testwreq wreq testwreq at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 15:04:06 UTC 2010

Apache was working with self signed certificate. We changed the ssl.conf
file to read certicates from godaddy and it it failed to restart because of
incorrecrt parphrase.

bash-3.2# /sbin/service httpd restart

Stopping httpd:                                            [  OK  ]

Starting httpd: Apache/2.2.3 mod_ssl/2.2.3 (Pass Phrase Dialog) Some of your
private key files are encrypted for security reasons.

In order to read them you have to provide the pass phrases.

Server tt.cs.sb.edu:443 (RSA) Enter pass phrase:

Apache:mod_ssl:Error: Private key not found.


 I then put the original ssl.conf back  (saved the ssl file with go daddy
changes to ssl_gd.conf) but could not stop or start apache and this was the

/sbin/service httpd start

Starting httpd: [Thu Mar 18 09:10:32 2010] [warn] module ssl_module is
already loaded, skipping [Thu Mar 18 09:10:32 2010] [warn] NameVirtualHost
*:443 has no VirtualHosts (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not
bind to address [::]:443 (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not
bind to address no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs

I re-generated the self signed certificate keys and restarted the server.

/sbin/service httpd start is looking for ssl_gd.conf and NOT SSL.CONF;
Don't know how this happened?

Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 143 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl_gd.conf:
SSLCertificateFile: file '/etc/sslcertificate/gd.crt' does not exist or is

Can anyone give some pointers to solve this?
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