Quick question about snakeoil key.

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by CSsab, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. CSsab

    CSsab New Member

    Hi - when I am installing a new system with ftp (TLS) the directory
    /etc/ssl/private/
    already exists and contains:
    ssl-cert-snakeoil.key

    In the past when I run
    mkdir /etc/ssl/private the directory and it's contents are overwritten

    Might this be the cause of FTP server showing offline on a new install?

    I have had fewer problems since not creating the directory but I'd like to know what the ssl-cert-snakeoil.key is used for.

    Thanks
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The snakeoil cert is the default ssl cert for services that use ssl in the linux distribution like the apache default ssl vhost (see file /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl).

    Never seen this on my Debian Servers yet, its always online after I installed ISPconfig. Which Linux distribution do you use?
     

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