I'm pleased to announce that the XSP web server now supports SSL connections! XSP is a web server from the Mono Project developed mostly by Gonzalo Paniagua from Novell in C#. I utilize the XSP code in my Application Server Project to host web applications on Windows and Linux. I wanted to provide the ability to serve secure pages from within the Application Server without the need for Apache or IIS. Sébastien Pouliot (also from Novell) had already done most of the heavy lifting by developing a SslServerStream. The majority of the work was to integrate this into the XSP framework. In the process, I ran across a bug in the SslCipherSuite and submitted a patch to the mono mailing list. My changes to XSP have recently been committed to the Mono SVN tree. Another change to XSP is the seperation of the web hosting code into a seperate DLL from the main console application (Mono.WebServer.dll). This allows others to easily embed the XSP server in their applications.
Here is an example of xsp running with SSL enabled:
> mono xsp.exe --https --cert server.cer --pkfile server.pvk --pkpwd pass --root ~/samples
To generate a server certificate & private key:
> makecert -r -eku 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 -n "CN=server" -sv server.pvk server.cer ( from Sebastien Pouliot's blog: http://pages.infinit.net/ctech/20041129-0607.html )
NOTE: This support is currently only available if you build from source.