RE: Web server with PHP setup & mod-ssl

From: Rosenstrauch, David (
Date: 01/29/04

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Danny O'Brien []
    Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 12:19 PM
    Subject: Web server with PHP setup & mod-ssl


     - does "apt-get upgrade" always provide the most secure versions? The reason
    I ask is:
    [Rosenstrauch, David]
    Debian stable is considered the most secure. A distro isn't promoted from
    testing to stable until it's been thoroughly tested. (See <> )

    - Apache 1.3.26 seems ancient -- is this an OK version to run? I have executed
    apt-get upgrade, and apt.conf is set for "stable."
    [Rosenstrauch, David]

    That said, the flip side of that is that there can be a *long* time between
    releases in stable. The last major release of stable was on 19th of July,

    So, yes, the version of Apache in stable is 1.3.26, which is older. But, as
    the stable distro is considered the most stable, that's the one you should run
    if you're most concerned about security. Although you certainly could upgrade
    to the version from testing (1.3.29) if you'd like, you should be aware that
    testing does not receive security updates in nearly as timely a fashion as
    stable. (See
    <> ) So that might be a bit on the
    risky side for you, depending on how secure and mission-critical you need this
    web server to be

    - also, openssl is up to 0.9.6 "l" -- 0.9.6 "c" also seems ancient.

    [Rosenstrauch, David]
    Same answer as Apache.

    - My previous build ran mod-ssl. However, there is no mod-ssl package in
    Debian. Has anyone installed mod-ssl under Debian, or is there a better
    program for this function?


    - Danny O'Brien
    [Rosenstrauch, David]

    There's an apache-ssl package under Debian. Try "apt-get remove apache"
    followed by "apt-get install apache-ssl".





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