|Summary help replacing me|
|An introduction to mod_gnutls, covering installation and basic configuration of the Apache module.|
- mod_gnutls uses the GnuTLS library to provide SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 and 1.2 encryption for Apache HTTPD. It is similar to mod_ssl in purpose, but does not use OpenSSL.
Install Arch User Repository.AUR, available in the
- Add these lines to
LoadModule gnutls_module modules/mod_gnutls.so Include conf/extra/httpd-gnutls.conf
- Make sure that the following line is commented in
- Create the file
/etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-gnutls.confwith the following content:
Listen 443 AddType application/x-x509-ca-cert .crt AddType application/x-pkcs7-crl .crl GnuTLSCache dbm "/var/run/httpd/gnutls_scache" GnuTLSCacheTimeout 600 <VirtualHost _default_:443> DocumentRoot "/srv/http" ServerName www.example.org ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/error_log" TransferLog "/var/log/httpd/access_log" GnuTLSEnable on GnuTLSPriorities NORMAL GNUTLSExportCertificates on GnuTLSCertificateFile /path/to/certificate/domain.tld.crt GnuTLSKeyFile /path/to/certificate/domain.tld.key </VirtualHost>
- Restart httpd (see Daemon).
- Check that Apache loaded correctly and answers on port 443.
With version 3.0.5 libgnutls-extra was removed from GnuTLS. Therefore mod_gnutls fails to compile with GnuTLS versions higher than 3.0.4. But it does not use any functions of libgnutls-extra, it only includes its header file. Therefore it can easily be patched. The patch is already included in the PKGBUILD found in the AUR.
Connections from localhost
mod_gnutls 0.5.10 (the version currently found in AUR) contains a bug that answers all connections from localhost in plain text. The bug was introduced in 0.5.10, previous versions do not show the problem. Please do not use 0.5.10 when running some kind of SSL/SSH multiplexer like sslh as it will break the HTTPS connection. The bug has already been resolved and will be fixed in the next release.