On 10/04/07, Paolo Marchiori <paolo at marchiori.net> wrote:
> Colm Buckley, Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 09:20:47AM +0100:
> > The reason is that, with HTTP, virtual hosts are selected using the
> > header in the HTTP request. While this is available with HTTPS, the
> > request isn't sent until after the certificates have been exchanged -
> > the hostname of the website is hardwired into the certificate.
>> This won't necessarily pose problems - the only problem was that site
> name verification against the "name on papers" (the Common Name) of the
> certificate failed. But most browsers nowadays support the AltCN field
> in a x.509 certificate, so - provided you can get your hands on a
> multiple-CN certificate, even this problem is solved and you _can_ run
> multiple https sites on the same ip:port.
Wow, I never knew this. Thanks!
Now, I have to think of a situation where it would be useful... :)
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146
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