Mailing List CGatePro@mail.stalker.com Message #102589
From: Tom Rymes <trymes@rymes.com>
Subject: Re: SSL and self signed certificates
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 08:31:40 -0400
To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
On 10/26/2011 3:03 AM, Urs Grützner wrote:

An authorized certificate is expensive and is due every year, but what
are self signed certificates worth for?

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How do other treat this problem? Dou you use self signed certificates?
Do you use SSL?

I would suggest the following:

1.) If you are running a self-signed cert, do not use SSL to connect to other hosts. Only use SSL for connections to clients.

2.) If you do not have sufficient budget to cover the costs of an SSL certificate, then perhaps you should not be running your own server. Use a service such as Google's hosted e-mail or something provided by your ISP.

My $0.02,

Tom
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