>I saw that Microsoft has a Certificate Authority server package that allows >you to create your own key. Is there a way to do this in linux? In this >particular instance, it's me accessing my own web site. I'd like to encrypt >the session and I'm don't need someone to confirm anything.
You can create your own SSL key pair very, very, very easily... But unless you paid the $200 to get it from a CA, surfers will see a nasty (and totally inaccurate/misleading) warning about how insecure it is. The transmission is no less secure -- It's that the web-server on the other end was too cheap to pay the $200 for a CA key. Yes, the basic model for the security of all eCommerce is: "You pay some large corporation $200, and they trust you." What kinda trust is worth $200, I don't know. :-^ Alas, the *BROWSER* makes it sound like the whole thing is very shady, when, in reality, if you trust the web-site (certainly more than I trust Microsoft!) then it's just as secure. -- Like Music? http://l-i-e.com/artists.htm -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php