To have a secure HTTP session, you must be communicating with a secure web server. This is apache. It has nothing to do with PHP or Linux.
You classmate was right. The only difference for SSL is that you use https instead of http. To find out if your server can communicate using SSL, try it. If you try to access a web page using https and the server is not a secure server, you will get an error message. Page connot be displayed. If you are using Apache and you installed it yourself, if you did not do extra stuff to make it SSL, then it is not. For more info, go to main apache web site, www.apache.org, and follow links to apache-ssl and mod_ssl. Janet ----- Original Message ----- From: "gaukia 345" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 5:43 AM Subject: [PHP] How to start a secure HTTP session? > I heard from my coursemates it's just typing https:// instead of http://. > > 1) To enable secure http (SSL) session, what extensions should I install? To > which one: Apache or PHP or Linux? > 2) How do I know if my Apache and/or Linux and/or PHP support SSL? > > Thanx > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: http://mobile.msn.com > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php