[openssl-users] missing default /usr/local/ssl/openssl.cnf causes failure on AIX, warning on all others

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Thu Jan 22 18:22:19 UTC 2015

> None of the hosts we've visited have /usr/local/ssl, not to mention the actual default file.  In fact, on some, even non-AIX hosts, permissions would suggest that the permission should be returned. 

Not sure what that last sentence means.

> Should this be happening? Is AIX simply less forgiving, and returns  a more serious error.   Or is the openssl CLI handling the missing file differently on AIX? 

I can well believe that AIX is, exactly that, less forgiving and returns different error codes than many other Unices.   There is no AIX-specific code in openssl around file access.  Trying "ls -ld" on /usr and /usr/local and /usr/local/ssl and checking errno might be interesting.

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