David A. Mason damason at
Wed Mar 14 19:36:52 GMT 2001

Would anyone be so kind as to inform those of us less familiar with
internals as to the situation in which SSL is used? Is it used
automatically, when available, by all versions of Windows, or does it
require arcane registry settings?

I really need to bone up on security methods, I guess.

Or, in the spirit of RTFM, could someone post a link to an explanation of
SSL in MS networking?


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at]On
Behalf Of Anthony
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 03:15
To: samba at
Subject: Re: SAMBA SSL: Error error setting CA

Hi everyone,
	There's been a few people lately asking about this problem. I've already
offered the solution twice, and I believe Andrew has mentioned it too, but
we obviously keep getting new people on the list ;) So here's how to fix
it, once again:

Add the following line to the [global] section of your smb.conf:

ssl CA certDir = /usr/share/ssl/certs

That's it! The default is /usr/local/ssl/certs , which doesn't exist. I'm
re-posting this message for 2 reasons: 1) I like to help people with
problems I've nutted out; 2) I don't often get to help others out because
I'm not much of a seasoned Linux user. :)

Anthony (aslan at

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