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What is the difference between Apache Mod_SSL and OpenSSL

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What is the difference between Apache Mod_SSL and OpenSSL
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MOD_SSL is the interface apache uses to communicate with OpenSSL which is a cryptographic engine. OpenSSL does the work, whilst MOD_SSL provides the functions which allow Apache to use OpenSSLs features...
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Mikey.  Under services, description, I have Apache/2.2.3 win32 mod_ssl/2.2.3 Open SSL /0.9.8d.  What's the correct upgrade path for this?  Can I upgrade Open SSL only not the Mod portion? What's the latest Apache Open SSL?
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The issue with just upgrading OpenSSL is the compatibility with Apache and MOD_SSL, personally I would stick to the versions included with apache as these will be tested to ensure compatibility.
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can you provide the url for the version of Apache you are recomending I install?
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The lastest windows compatible installer for Apache is here:

http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

Then you want "Apache HTTP Server 2.2.22 (httpd)"

and you'll want the version with Mod_SSL/OpenSSL.
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