Tricks and Tips about Systems/Network

October 11, 2010

SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length

Filed under: admins,Apache,Godaddy,Webserver — Liju Mathew @ 5:17 pm

I got the following error during Godaddy ssl setup on one of my client server. I refers Godaddy’s ssl documentation for creating CSR and installing SSL. I can easily able to generate and complete the SSL certificates to be issued. But it seems than Godaddy ssl installation steps missed a step which shooting me an error like this “SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length”

After googling caused me to check various factors and I got confusing .. Changed the name based virtualhost to ip based virtualhost () and re-configuring Apache to listen (Listen 7.6.2.3:443) on new purchased ip in order to tunnel the ssl traffic to new ip. Everything is seems to ok but I’m getting same error even I have re-key the ssl certificate.

Finally I found that neither of SSL engine (SSLEngine on) wasn’t declared any where in virtual host which causing to throw such errors.

<VirtualHost 7.6.2.3:443>
ServerName secureddomain.com
ServerAlias http://www.secureddomain.com
ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/sd_error.log
TransferLog /var/log/httpd/cd_trasfer.log
DocumentRoot /home/securedd/public_html
DirectoryIndex index.php index.html
SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile /home/sysadmin/ssl/secureddomain.com.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /home/sysadmin/ssl/secureddomain.com.key
SSLCertificateChainFile /home/sysadmin/ssl/gd_bundle.crt
<Directory /home/securedd/public_html>
Options -Indexes IncludesNOEXEC FollowSymLinks
allow from all
AllowOverride All
</Directory>
</VirtualHost>

-njy

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