mod_ssl and Apache, open port 443
I am running Apache 2.0.46 and it doesn't appear that it was compiled with mod_ssl. This first became evident when I opened port 443 in my iptables firewall and all tests (nmap, telnet, netstat, etc) show that the port is closed.
So, in my reading, I came across this:
"Make sure that you have /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf configured properly. in httpd.conf you should have a line like this (not commented out) Include conf.d/*.conf. in /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf you should have a line that says listen 443. keep in mind though that you will probably need to generate your own security certificates for ssl.
also, make sure that mod_ssl is being loaded from httpd.con or ssl.conf. if i remember correctly the command to load mod_ssl is in ssl.conf. LoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so."
I don't seem to have anything referencing ssl.conf, so I am assuming it wasn't compiled with mod_ssl.
What would be the next step. I am thinking that I should upgrade apache to apache 2.2.8, but I understand that is a fairly significant upgrade from 2.0.
Assuming that I don't upgrade, would I just recompile the version I have, using mod_ssl. If I do upgrade to 2.2.8, what should I be looking to break? Is there some process that has worked well for anyone?