Full_Name: V. Burwitz
Version: 2.2.8
OS: Linux
Submission from: webcache1.hrz.tu-darmstadt.de (

I am running a Machine with a lot of Virtual Hosts (150+),
every Domain is using the same certificat (*.domain).
All the Virtual Hosts are running on subdomains (dom1.domain,
dom2.domain, ...).
When changing the domainname of one Virtual Host and restarting
Apache graceful after the change it crashes with
the following error:

[Mon May 31 15:03:45 1999] [error] mod_ssl: Init: (test.thedomain.de:443) Ops,
can't find server certificate?! 

In my httpd.conf file I have the following global configurations:

Listen <the IP>:80
Listen <the IP>:443
SSLCertificateFile    /usr/local/apache_1.3.6/etc/ssl.crt/all.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /usr/local/apache_1.3.6/etc/ssl.key/all.key
SSLMutex    file:/usr/local/apache_1.3.6/var/run/ssl_mutex
SSLLog      /serv/data/http/apache_1.3.6/logs/ssl_engine_log
SSLLogLevel info

And for every Virtual Host i turn SSLEngine on.
Everything works fine when I stop Apache and start it after that
(sometimes I have to start apache twice to start apache, the
first time I get a error message pid-file related, but everything
is ok with ALL the pid-file settings).
/etc/rc.d/init.d/apache stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/apache start

Doing the the following from a script (running under root)
fails from time to time:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/apache stop;/etc/rc.d/init.d/apache stop


/etc/rc.d/init.d/apache stop;sleep 5;/etc/rc.d/init.d/apache start


Doing graceful (the preferred thing) is also a problem.

I already asked this Question some time ago, I was told
that the problems would propably disappear with version 2.2.6 and
above (I am now using 2.2.8 with Apache 1.3.6) but the
problems are still present.

I know this is a very complex situation specially because one in the
first situation easily thinks its a configuration problem.
But everything works fine just doing restart or a stop start
sequence creates a problem and I have already compiled configured
dozends of Apache on kind of platforms.
Without mod_ssl the graceful restart is no problem.

Help is needed very urgently, has anyone an idea, or is there a

V. Burwitz

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