I am running CentOS 3.?, with Apache 2.0.59 on a dedicated server. When I connect via https to a site on the server with IE7, Firefox, or Safari the browser will hang. IE6 however works ok. http works without a problem. I recently upgraded from Apache 1.3 in an effort to eliminate this problem without any luck.
I checked my iptables setup, and even stopped the iptables daemon, but no change.
I am also running DirectAdmin 1.27.5 control panel, which has its own webserver, and when I connect to it (via https) there are no problems on any browser.
The SSL certificate I have is from GeoTrust, the same company that generated the SSL certificate that works ok on the DirectAdmin control panel. I also tried the 'snakeoil' default certificate of Apache, and it also causes the browser to hang.
At this point, the only thing that I can find as a common denominator is apache, but I can't seem to find anything on the web related to this.
I had read some information (including ssl.conf) that seemed to indicate Apache KeepAlive might cause problems, so I also tried disabling that without any luck.
When trying Firefox on the administrative IP address with the snakeoil ssl (the http page shows 'Apache and mod_ssl succesfully installed' page), firefox indicates that the certificate isn't valid because its for snakeooil.com, and after I click OK several times, it still hangs.
When trying IE on the administrative IP address (it has no domains), it simply hangs (no snakeoil warning).
Also, in the ssl_request_log file I see an entry for the Firefox request, but not for the IE7 request.
A test url (using the snakeoil certificate is https://www.facediva.com
which is a site I haven't put any files on yet.
Any assistance is appreciated.