ApacheToday: Installing a secure web server
Dec 12, 2000, 22:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"With `e-commerce' becoming an important part of many
businesses, it's useful to know how to set up your server to run
SSL for secure transfer of sensitive information."
"SSL, which stands for Secure Socket Layers, is a protocol by
which a client (web browser) and server (Apache, for example) can
communicate with one another securely, using encrypted messages.
Anyone intercepting the message will receive only garbage, since
the messages are encoded with the public keys of the conversants,
but must be decrypted with their private keys, which are not
"There are a variety of SSL solutions available, and you should
probably check out all the options before making the decision that
is right for your business, or that of your clients."
"Being an Open Source advocate, I am partial to OpenSSL. You can
get OpenSSL from http://www.openssl.org/ in source code form. It is
free software, and you can build it to run on whatever platform you