RE: [load balancing] Verisign and Load Balancers

From: Robert Altomare (
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 16:56:09 EST

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    I beleive we were buying a cert from Verisign for each server and sometime
    multiple certs on the same box for different domains at my previous
    employer. Needless to say, it was getting out of hand.

    We switched to a different certificate provider, Equifax I beleive, and the
    price and structure of the plan changed our costs pretty dramatically. Don't
    know if it would for you.

    You might look around at Thawte and Equifax and see what they have to offer
    for your particular needs. Also, even with Verisign, don't rely on online
    information... talk to a sales rep.

    -Robert Altomare

    -----Original Message-----
    From: tony bourke []
    Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 12:37 PM
    Subject: [load balancing] Verisign and Load Balancers

    Hi All,

    I've got a question for those of you that have used Verisign and load

    When dealing with multiple servers behind a load balancer, do you order
    one cert for the entire site, or one cert for each server? I was always
    under the impression that it's one cert to be used with all servers. Is
    this not the case? What are y'all doing?

    Some verisuck drones are quoting this to me, out of their agreement:

    4. Use Restrictions. You and your Customer are prohibited from using your
    Customers Server ID (i) for or on behalf of any other organization, (ii)
    to perform private or public key operations in connection with any domain
    name and/or organization name other than the Customers name submitted by
    you during enrollment, or (iii) on more than one server at a time.

    Take a look at part iii:

    (iii) on more than one server at a time.

    Any thoughts?


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