Running in a docker container (if that matters)
I’m just running a long term test of certbot renewing a cert.
I’m running as standalone.
After a couple months I started getting the error that certbot could not bind to port 80. This makes perfect sense, since nginx was already running there. This part of the test was a partial success
Continuing the experiment… I just happen to reinstall everything, and had a new test cert. Hoping to repeat the problem.
With nginx running (on 80 and 443) (confirmed with curl and the exact renewal domain), I can run
certbot renew --force-renewal
and get a new cert ?!?
Is --force-renewal doing something sneaky and not requiring port 80 at all (maybe if the current cert is still current), even though I get the message a standalone server is launching?