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Re: valid entries for CN in certificate

--On Monday, March 15, 2004 9:40 AM +0000 Greg Matthews <g.matthews@itss.nerc.ac.uk> wrote:

Just about everything I've read says to use a FQDN for the cn when
creating your server certificate. I've done this and it works. Fine.

question: why fqdn? are there good reasons for insisting on fqdn? why
not just the short hostname? opinions?

I suggest you read the related RFC's, and then you'll know the answer. :)


Quanah Gibson-Mount
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