can't use use SSL anymore since uninstalling xinetd

Hey all.

I was trying to get xinted working a few days ago and I just couldn't make it work properly so I removed it but since then I haven't been able to get any of my pages that use SSL to work. Specificly, phpmyadmin won't load in SSL mode anymore. The port is open and apache says it's listening.

When I got to access phpmyadmin, this loads up in the URL: … r28hl84bsm">

and the error chrome says:

Error 102 (net::ERRCONNECTIONREFUSED): The server refused the connection.

and this is in my auth.log

Apr 20 21:42:26 mail sshd[23028]: pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost= user=root

Apr 20 21:42:29 mail sshd[23028]: Failed password for root from port 57932 ssh2

Any ideas?

Still learning here so be patient with my newbieness :)


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also, running Debian 6, Apache 2.2.16, PHP 5.3.3-7+squeeze15

You can use the command "netstat -anp | grep :443" to check if anything is actually listening on port 443.

It may be possible it's only bound to listen locally on port 443 ("") and not globally ("").

Unless your IP address is in fact, the failed login message is not relevant here.

this is what I get when I do netstat -anp | grep :443

tcp6 0 0 :::443 :::* LISTEN 1621/apache2

You appear to have two IP addresses:

rtucker@witte:~$ dig a +short

Neither of them answer on port 443, of course, but neither of them are Linode IPs…

hmm..i think those are cloudflare ips. could that effect this?

i should point out i have no issues logging into webmin on a different port but also using https.

Unless you're paying CloudFlare for HTTPS service, yes, they break HTTPS.

You can access to bypass CloudFlare. It seems to be working fine, though it's using a self-signed cert for


Mystery solved then. I never put the two together cause it's been a while since I signed up for cloudflare but I also guess it's been even longer that I used phpmyadmin so I never noticed.

Thanks everyone!! ( now if anyone might be able to help me with my other little issue I'm working on in this thread ) :D


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