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Re: HTTPS Problem

From: Geoff Beaumont <geoffbeaumont_at_stormhammer.com>
Date: 2003-06-21 19:56:40 CEST

On Saturday 21 June 2003 5:15 pm, Martin v. L÷wis wrote:
> Geoff Beaumont <geoffbeaumont@stormhammer.com> writes:
> > Has anyone run into this problem before?:
> Yes. In my case, I found that the installation of the CA certificates
> was incorrect. Apache would first not read them, and then fail to
> verify them as I had to set the verify depth to 2.

What depth should be set then? I don't appear to have it set explicitly.

> > I don't_ think this is a Subversion problem as such - more likely
> > Apache, since it's affecting Konqueror too, and I have the same
> > issues accessing a web page outside the Subversion repository -
> > however, as svn is the only tool giving remotely helpful feedback, I
> > hoped someone here might be able to shed some light?
> I suggest you first investigate this with a non-svn resource. I
> recommend to use cgi-bin/printenv (make sure it works in non-SSL
> mode); this should print all kinds of information about the
> certificates. Try that with a number of web browsers. Only when this
> works, move on to svn.

printenv doesn't appear to tell me anything about the certificates - output
from Mozilla with HTTPS/Basic Auth at end of mail.

> You might also try updating OpenSSL.

I really want to avoid this if I can - there's not point in buying a packaged,
auto-updating distribution (SuSE8.2) if you then replace critical bits with
your own builds and end up maintaining them manually.

Geoff Beaumont
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