ssl with apache again

Gregory Nowak greg at
Mon Aug 5 20:53:52 EDT 2002

Thanks Aaron.

Even though it didn't make sense to me why apache would be able to write to all but one log file, I changed the user and group on its log directory, and it works.

However, I still can't use https.

According to my ssl_engine.log, ssl works.

[05/Aug/2002 19:32:43 00203] [info]  Init: 13nd restart round (already detached)
[05/Aug/2002 19:32:43 00203] [info]  Init: Reinitializing OpenSSL library
[05/Aug/2002 19:32:43 00203] [info]  Init: Seeding PRNG with 1160 bytes of entropy
[05/Aug/2002 19:32:43 00203] [info]  Init: Configuring temporary RSA private keys (512/1024 bits)
[05/Aug/2002 19:32:43 00203] [info]  Init: Configuring temporary DH parameters (512/1024 bits)
[05/Aug/2002 19:32:43 00203] [info]  Init: Initializing (virtual) servers for SSL

Here is a demonstration of what happens when I try to access https urls. Yes, my lynx has https support, and yes, the sqwebmail binary is running properly. As you can see Aaron, the rewrite rule you gave me does work.

Looking up
Making HTTP connection to
Sending HTTP request.
HTTP request sent; waiting for response.
HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Data transfer complete
HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Looking up
Making HTTPS connection to
Alert!: Unable to connect to remote host.

lynx: Can't access startfile

So, my only guess is that I screwed up somewhere in mod_ssl.conf. If someone could please take the time to look it over and help me learn, please write me privately. Your time would be appreciated. Thanks.

On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 09:28:06AM +1000, Aaron Howell wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> Look in your httpd.conf file for the lines user= and group=.
> The user= line is the important one.
> make sure that /var/log/apache is writable (in other words owned by) the user that apache is specified to run as.
> Then you should be ok.
> Regards
> Aaron

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