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Re: RFC 3207 (STARTTLS) question

2005-08-22 16:45:04

On 8/22/2005 3:02 PM, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:

How does my server know which certificate to present to the client, so that 
the above general rule is satisfied?

The historical method (most commonly seen for HTTPS, less for others) was
to assign different IPs to each of the domain names. There was a lot of
griping about this practice during the supposed addressing crunch.

Tony is right that there isn't a very good definition of what's to be used
for the comparison. Does it mean the hostname entered into the client
application, the A name that the CNAME resolves to, or what?

Am I missing something obvious?

The option of assigning distinct addresses to each domain name is still
there, if you can get them.

Eric A. Hall                              
Internet Core Protocols

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