Apache: Forcing the Server's SSL Cipher on the Client
SSLHonorCipherOrderwill allow you to do just that.
Simply set the value of the directive to
Onand you are all set. Be wary however because Apache's preferred ssl cipher appears to be DHE-RSA-AE256-SHA; a 256 bit cipher could be costly in terms of cpu.
When connecting with Safari 4 prior to making this change, the cipher Safari used was AES128-SHA—after making the change, I started using the 256 bit cipher. (Interestingly, with the 3.5 version of Firefox, the client's preferred cipher and apache's preferred cipher seem to be the same: DHE-RSA-AE256-SHA).