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LinuxSecurity.com: Building a secure web server using Apache and OpenSSL

Sep 20, 2000, 20:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Using apache and OpenSSL you can create your own secure web server to keep authentication and other information private from prying eyes."

"Having a secure web server is a vital necessity if you are doing on-line administration, banking and/or e-commerce. You may just have personal information you need to access over the web and wish to make secure. Using a secure web server is perfect for these implementations."

"Using Apache, mod-ssl and OpenSSL we can create a secure server quickly and easily. We also no longer have to worry in the U.S. about the RSA encryption. Prior to Sept. 6, 2000 the RSA algorithm was fully patended by RSA. The patent officially expires on September 20, 2000, but RSA lifted the patent a little earlier. Because of this we no longer need to use the RSAREF package, which is still under license from RSA."

"The first task in setting up our secure server will be to retreive the software required to do it. We will need three vital packages, Apache, OpenSSL and mod-ssl."

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