Bug 61875 - hardware accelerator should fall-back to software if not present
hardware accelerator should fall-back to software if not present
Product: Stronghold Cross Platform
Classification: Retired
Component: openssl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
Stronghold Engineering List
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Reported: 2002-03-25 09:07 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-05 10:06:26 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-03-25 09:07:13 EST
Description of Problem:
When the SSLCryptoDevice (or StrongholdAccelerator) directive is used in 
httpd.conf but the hardware accelerator is not present, httpd does not start.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set SSLCryptoDevice (or StrongholdAccelerator) in httpd.conf on a system 
without a hardware accelerator.

Actual Results:
httpd does not start.

Expected Results:
httpd starts without using hardware accelerator.

Additional Information:
Enhancement requested by Ergon Informatik (Switzerland). There is no mod_ssl 
component listed in the component input box so I chose openssl instead.
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2002-03-25 09:27:51 EST
Possibly this should be a separate config directive, e.g.

   SSLSoftwareFallback On

Some people might prefer it to be a fatal error if the crypto device doesn't
work, rather than silently failing (and their web server suddenly becoming slow).
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2002-03-25 09:32:33 EST
i'd be okay with letting it fall-back by default and just placing a large warning
in the error log.  I suspect a company would prefer to have their webserver come
back up slow than not at all after a midnight Saturday reboot.
Comment 3 Joe Orton 2006-09-05 10:06:26 EDT
Stronghold 4.0 Cross Platform reached End of Life as of the end of December 2005.

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