[CentOS] Why is localhost self-signed cert a CA cert?

Tue Jan 8 23:22:11 UTC 2013
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

On 01/08/2013 05:07 PM, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 01/08/2013 11:49 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> Why was this chosen?  Why is not -extensions v3_req used in the
>> certificate creation?
> Because it has to be able to sign itself?

No. A self-signed cert need not and actually SHOULD not be a CA cert 
according to PKIX standards.

CA is for signing other certs.