Can we copy trust?

Ben Laurie ben at
Mon Jun 2 22:36:55 EDT 2008

Ed Gerck wrote:
> Ben Laurie wrote:
>> But doesn't that prove the point? The trust that you consequently 
>> place in the web server because of the certificate _cannot_ be copied 
>> to another webserver. That other webserver has to go out and buy its 
>> own copy, with its own domain name it it.
> A copy is something identical. So, in fact you can copy that server cert 
> to another server that has the same domain (load balancing), and it will 
> work. Web admins do it all the time. The user will not notice any 
> difference in how the SSL will work.

Obviously. Clearly I am talking about a server in a different domain.


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