#1  
Old 22nd June 2006, 08:03
Caledfwlch Caledfwlch is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Pass Phrase for smtpd.key?

I'm going through the "Perfect Setup" for the Ubuntu 6.06 server. In Step 11, after doing "openssl genrsa -des3 -rand /etc/hosts -out smtpd.key 1024" I get prompted for a pass phrase...

I tried doing a search through the forums but wasn't able to find anything on this... not sure what I'm missing. What should I put in there?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 22nd June 2006, 09:18
JohnSmith JohnSmith is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Pass Phrase for smtpd.key

Put in anything you want, longer than eight chars.
The Passphrase is used to build and identify the generated keys
Keep the passphrase in mind, maybe you'll need it later again (e.g. for signing another key etc.)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22nd June 2006, 10:20
Caledfwlch Caledfwlch is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks, I went on with the installation with something of the sort.

I would like to know how SSl works, how the security certificates work with my server, what all the information I put in there (name, company, email, etc) is used for, and so on, in more details... Is there any documentation anywhere where that whole process is explained?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22nd June 2006, 23:36
falko falko is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lüneburg, Germany
Posts: 41,701
Thanks: 1,900
Thanked 2,721 Times in 2,562 Posts
Default

That's the best I could find: http://www.postfix.org/TLS_README.html
__________________
Falko
--
Download the ISPConfig 3 Manual! | Check out the ISPConfig 3 Billing Module!

FB: http://www.facebook.com/howtoforge

nginx-Webhosting: Timme Hosting | Follow me on:
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 23rd June 2006, 01:51
Caledfwlch Caledfwlch is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Default

Cool, that helps, thanks.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Login Error evbim Installation/Configuration 13 6th May 2006 12:19
Questions about ubuntu ISP-Server Setup badgerbox76 HOWTO-Related Questions 15 5th March 2006 14:41
Proxy Pass gimhan90 Installation/Configuration 1 2nd March 2006 16:32


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:51.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.