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Re: SNI Support

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:33:10 +0200
Cc: Andrei Sambra <andrei@fcns.eu>, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F0424FFD-F9BE-4DB7-B746-E2AFC5872B9B@bblfish.net>
To: Akbar Hossain <akkiehossain@gmail.com>

On 28 Apr 2011, at 23:19, Akbar Hossain wrote:

> Following a comment from Henry about issues of connecting to an https site he was trying to use.
> I have performed a few basic tests on SNI support using Safari and a Macbook.
> For those of you unsure SNI [1] is an extension to TLS which can address the issue of hosting multiple 
> https hosts on a single IP address by sending the name of the virtual domain as part of the TLS negotiation.

Yes, that is very useful to know. If I understand correctly https://openid4.me/ runs with SNI. Andrei does https://auth.fcns.eu/
also run SNI?

> Be warned Safari seems to be particularly sensitive on Macbook. Less so on my Windows PC. 
> I have not seen a problem with Firefox (but I have  done extensive testing)  
> Perhaps an issue we want to document on the wiki somewhere and the list of things browsers or OS producers 
> can be clearer about.

There is the




faqs where I think that would currently be useful.  I wonder if anyone knows the solution to this issue, or has a pointer to
further information on the issue - a bug report or an explanation of it.

> Thanks
> 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Name_Indication

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