Hardening Apache uncovers the security problems you may encounter with your server and explains how to configure, install and shore up the walls of your IT fortress. Information includes details about common attacks, logging, downloading, administration, cross-site scripting attacks and Web-related RFC details. The book also delves into many of the more advanced system administration techniques including "jailing" Apache and securing third-party modules.
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Chapter 1 -- Secure Installation and Configuration-- of Hardening Apache walks users through the basics of encryption and configuring Apache 1.3x and 2.x with Secure Socket Layers.
Chapter 1, "Secure installation and configuration," is excerpted from Hardening Apache by Tony Mobily, published in May 2004, by Apress (ISBN: 1590593782). Copyright © 2004, Apress. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission by Apress.