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mod_spdy with Apache 2.4.7 on Ubuntu 14.04

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:58:36 GMT

Just for yucks, I installed mod_spdy on my web server. I built it using the code and directions from, and configured it using the directions from from the Thomas Elsen Security Blog.

I checked that it works with SPDYCheck.

I now get a bunch of these annoying warnings when I restart apache2:

AH02559: The SSLCertificateChainFile directive (/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/ is deprecated, SSLCertificateFile should be used instead

It looks pretty obvious how to fix them, but that may add an additional step to disabling the patch I just installed, so I think I'll keep it, as a reminder. I also left mod-spdy.txt in /etc/apache2, with uninstall instructions. Physical reminders are the best.

It would be better to enable HTTP/2. Apache doesn't yet support that. Maybe I should switch to nginx, but I'm too lazy at present to figure out how to configure it for my web site, especially its 29 .htaccess files. Maybe Ubuntu 16.04 will include a newer Apache version that supports it.

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