SSL only?

phil phil at cryer.us
Fri Apr 7 05:23:30 CEST 2006



On Thu, 6 Apr 2006 08:56:40 -0700, Ethan Erchinger <ethan at plaxo.com> wrote:
> 
> On Apr 6, 2006, at 7:37 AM, Corrado 'Fizban' Ignoti wrote:
> 
>> On Thu, 6 Apr 2006 10:19:04 -0500, phil <phil at cryer.us> wrote:
>>> You need to have that mod_rewrite vodoo running on Apache for this to
>>> work, but work it does.
>> I'm wondering about IIS users.
>> Is there a thing similar to mod_rewrite to force https connections?
>>
> 
> Another approach is to not use mod_rewrite to enforce https.   I
> simply setup two virtual servers, one on 80 and one on 443, then
> redirect any request from http -> https.  As such:
> 
> -----------------------------------------
> NameVirtualHost 192.168.2.1:80
> NameVirtualHost 192.168.2.1:443
> 
> # Redirect webmail requests to ssl
> <VirtualHost 192.168.2.1:80>
>     ServerName webmail.myhost.org
>     RedirectPermanent / https://webmail.myhost.org/
> </VirtualHost>
> 
> # Serve webmail requests
> <VirtualHost 192.168.2.1:443>
>     SSLEngine on
>     ServerName webmail.myhost.org
>     ...
> </VirtualHost>
> ---------------------------------------

That's a good solution too - however if you're running websites on your server you likely won't want them all to be servered up via SSL - and I assume this setup would only allow HTTPS for all on :80?

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