redirect for ssl

I have two sites: foo.com and bar.com which dns points to the same ip
and whose contents reside on the same folder. The problem is that i
purchased a site certificate for only foo.com. If ssl_required redirects
a user on bar.com to port 443, then they get an error according to their
browser security settings.

I have thought of several ways to attack this problem, but would like
some advice.

(1) hard-code my link_to settings to go to foo.com. This is easy, but
ugly, not maintainable (my testing server would no longer work)

(2) overload ssl_required to go to foo.com -- might be cleaner, but not
sure how to do this

(3) set up apache or dns to force ssl traffic over foo.com -- would be
most compatible on my ubuntu vps web-server

I am really stuck with this and appreciate your advice.

Thanks,

Tim

p.s. this is lower priority, but in general, I am in a rut
troubleshooting ssl on my development server since my windows machine
and webrick are proving difficult to modify.

I think SSL requires unique IP. I did something like this few years
back.. thats when I found that you can not assign same IP to SSL and
non-sercure website. try using diff IP for non-SSL website.

I hope it will help

Ajit

Ajit Singh wrote:

I think SSL requires unique IP. I did something like this few years
back.. thats when I found that you can not assign same IP to SSL and
non-sercure website. try using diff IP for non-SSL website.

I hope it will help

Ajit

On Jul 28, 10:23 pm, Tim Booher <rails-mailing-l...@andreas-s.net>

Thanks for your reply, but I don't think I need a new ip. The problem
here is not getting one ip to serve 80 and 443, but forcing the user on
bar.com to go to foo.com. I am just trying to do that in the most
elegant way.

thanks!

Tim

I would recommend (3) -- set up apache to redirect bar.com https
traffic to foo.com (assuming both sites are identical, it should be
transparent to the user... I'm assuming this because you said "both
sites reside in the same folder".)

Ajit Singh wrote:
> I think SSL requires unique IP. I did something like this few years
> back.. thats when I found that you can not assign same IP to SSL and
> non-sercure website. try using diff IP for non-SSL website.
>
> I hope it will help
>
> Ajit
>
>
> On Jul 28, 10:23 pm, Tim Booher <rails-mailing-l...@andreas-s.net>

Thanks for your reply, but I don't think I need a new ip. The problem
here is not getting one ip to serve 80 and 443, but forcing the user on
bar.com to go to foo.com. I am just trying to do that in the most
elegant way.

Craig White wrote: