A silly question from a user who isn't well versed in networking - and especially SSL.
I have a XAMPP (1.7.4) server running on a virtual Windows Server that hosts our web application that essentially makes SOAP calls to an external web service owned by our client. While I can fire up a browser on the server via RDP and access https:// sites, the Apache server cannot. I tried running a test php script to determine whether it could see other https sites, and it can't - it returns back null;
// create curl resource
$ch = curl_init();
// set url
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://thewebsiteinquestion.com");
//return the transfer as a string
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
// $output contains the output string
$output = curl_exec($ch);
// close curl resource to free up system resources
The firewall is open to port 443, both on the server and externally. May I ask if there's a config somewhere that may block this access to https websites by default?
Thanks so much for any advice.
Chris - Sydney, Aust