BTW, the mod_ssl FAQ is probably more enlightening than the RedHat docs, or
the OpenSSL docs for that matter, which suck.
Oh, and if that RH 6.2 Professional is a boxed set, I'll have it when you're
finished thanks. No charge, I'll take it off your hands for free! :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of Ronan
> Sent: 24 April 2000 21:26
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] Openssl with RH6.2 Secure Server
>> Anyone else come across this?
>> When you follow the instructions to generate a certificate request in
> the Red Hat 6.2 Secure Server documentation, there seems to be a
> problem. As instructed, you run the following command...
>> /usr/bin/openssl req -new -key /etc/httpd/conf/server.key -out
>> ...and it prompts you for various inputs. According the the RH
> documentation one of the things it should ask you for is "Server Host
> Name:", but it doesn't actually ask you when you run the above
>> This then causes a problem when you go to your CA and submit the
> certificate. The CA won't process the cert as it reports a bad host
> name. But of course you cannot supply a valid host name as the software
> doesn't ask you for one when it is being run. Which according to the RH
> docs, it should!
>> Any help or advice would me much appreciated!
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