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Re: Setting up an SSL Server

On Sat, 3 Aug 2002, Marcin Sochacki wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 03, 2002 at 05:26:54PM +0200, Teun Vink wrote:
> > You can do 2 things: buy a certificate from a trusted party (e.g. Thawte
> > or OpenSRS), or use an unsigned certificate. You can create an unsigned
> > certificate yourself, but visitors of the https-site will be notified that
> > the cert is unsigned. A certificate should cost you somewhere between $100
> > and $200 a year...
> To be exact, the certificate is signed in both cases, the difference is
> in the signing authority. Thawte, Verisign are trusted (in theory),
> your own CA (Certificate Authority) if not trusted, and that's why
> most browsers complain when entering such a website.

You're right. But the result for the person visiting the website is that a
self signed certificate is usually marked by their browser as "untrusted",
resulting in a warning, while a certificate signed by a trusted party is


"If an infinite number of monkeys sit at an infinite number of typewriters
 and randomly press keys, they will eventually produce the source code of 

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