PE 2650, ERA and SSL certificates

Kevin M. Myer kevin_myer at
Thu Aug 7 15:07:01 CDT 2003


I'm trying to get rid of the annoying warnings that come up from the ERA
self-generated CA and server SSL certificates, by using my own CA and server
certificates signed by that.  That has worked fine with one big glaring
problem:  its customary to use the hostname as the CN of a certificate. 
However, the embedded webserver insists on rewriting all requests for
https://hostname/ to https://IPaddress, which of course puts me back where I
started (cert name doesn't match the source).  I could generate a certificate
with a CN of the IP address but that would then break if NAT is used anywhere.

Why does the ERA web server insist on rewriting URLs to the IP address?

Kevin M. Myer
Systems Administrator
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
(717) 560-6140

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