SSLCert Install but FF returns ssl_error_rx_record_too_long

  • aewilliams
  • 05/29/09
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Posted: Thu, 2010-07-08 19:22

I'm having trouble with apache after installing SSL cert #2 on my CentOS 5.5 server.

Here are my server specs: CentOS 5.5 Virtualmin GPL (all modules up to date) OpenSSL Apache2.2

Here are my steps so far: I got a third IP from linode. Configured it on eth0:1 moved private IP to eth0:2 Purchased 5domain UCC cert from GoDaddy. Configured it as I've done many times before. Godaddy confirms that it's installed correctly according to their testing tool. Configured VirtualHost as follows:

NameVirtualHost XX.XX.XX.56:443
<VirtualHost XX.XX.XX.56:443>
SuexecUserGroup #501 #502
DocumentRoot /home/
ErrorLog /var/log/virtualmin/ifmasa.org_error_log
CustomLog /var/log/virtualmin/ifmasa.org_access_log "combined"
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /home/
DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.php index.php4 index.php5
<Directory "/home/">
Options -Indexes +IncludesNOEXEC +FollowSymLinks
allow from all
AllowOverride All
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST}
RewriteRule ^(.<em>) [R]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST}
RewriteRule ^(.</em>) [R]
SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile /home/
SSLCertificateKeyFile /home/
SSLCertificateChainFile /home/
SSLCACertificateFile /home/

Now if I go to I get the following:

Secure Connection Failed
An error occurred during a connection to
SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.
(Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)

However if I go to apache shows me the index. This leads me to believe that something is wrong with apache not the cert.

Any ideas? or questions for more info?