Re: RFC: Handling of certificates in Debian
On Mon, 02 Sep 2002, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Henrique de Moraes Holschuh (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > On Sat, 31 Aug 2002, Brian May wrote:
> > > (note that I really like this realiance on checking the hostname, for
> > > instance it doesn't work properly with virtual name domains under https,
> > > but it somehow seems to have become the defacto default, and we seem to
> > > be stuck with it for now).
> > It can, if the !@#$@#$ browsers implement the altName extension.
> Uh, except that on the server side if you're going to have different
> certs for different virtual servers then unless they each have their own
> IP there's no way for apache to know which cert to use because the SSL
> connection and whatnot is set up prior to the HTTP headers being sent.
> That's my understanding anyway.
That is why you have more than one name in the cert.
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