Apache 2 for Redhat Linux:: Auth_digest prevents HTTPD from starting
After updating Apache to 2.0.3, auth_digest was preventing httpd from starting. Since I didn't o I commented out the lines from httpd.conf. The httpd service starts normally now.
This problem has been fixed with Apache >= 2.0.4
Apache 2 for Redhat Linux:: SSL for Apache2
Traditionally, when using SSL with Apache, one had to configure Apache with modSSL and/or OpenSSL before make.
The modSSL project does not officially support Apache2. Therefore, you'll have to live with the Redhat distro. The RedHat 8 RPM distros of Apache2 is already compiled with a special build of modSSL, so I recommend using those. Also, to be safe, get the Redhat distro for openSSL – not from the openSSL project.
Install the packages if you haven't yet:
rpm -ivh httpd-[i]nn[/i].rpm
rpm -ivh openssl-[i]nn[/i].rpm
Now you need to:
1. Create public RSA key
2. Create a certificate request (CSR)
3. Create a dummy certificate to test site
4. Install official CA certificate once received
All of this can be found HERE.
Just in case they erase the page, here are some notes:
openssl genrsa -des3 -out filename.key 1024
openssl req -new -key filename.key -out filename.csr
openssl req -new -key filename.key -x509 -out filename.crt
When you installed openSSL, it had created an Apache ssl.conf file in the /etc/httpd/conf.d directory. This is where all default SSL virtualhost info is saved, but you must go into each virtualhosts' respective conf files and configure them for SSL.
[b] SSLOptions +StdEnvVars[/b]
Apache 2 for Redhat Linux:: Apache 2.0.4 and PHP 4.3.1
At the time of this writing, Apache 2 is not officially supported by the PHP.net distro of the PHP4 engine. Apache2 is NOT a production grade server yet. Why Redhat decided to make it the default server from v.8 of its Linux distro – I don't know.