[stunnel-users] Using stunnel in a box having http client and http server.
cbrowne at cbcs-usa.com
Mon Mar 23 18:13:34 CET 2009
Anoter options for you remote servers is to use other addresses in the
127.0.0.0/8 network, for example
in your host file, you can have
and then in the configurattion file have
secureclient1 ----> https web server 1
secureclient2 -----> https web server 2
secureclient3 -----> https web server 3
With this approach, you don't have to remember to put in the port every
time you want to go to the secure server.
cbrowne at cbcs-usa.com
Joe Lau wrote:
> So, my understanding is that I will need one stunnel for each remote web server that my http client is going to connnect to.
> For example if my http client want to connect to 3 remote web servers. I will need to setup the folllowing stunnels:
> Remote https Web Server #1 <------------- Stunnel #1 <---------- http client (http://localhost:81)
> (port 81)
> Remote https Web Server #1 <------------- Stunnel #2 <---------- http client (http://localhost:82)
> (port 82)
> Remote https Web Server #1 <------------- Stunnel #3 <---------- http client (http://localhost:83)
> (port 83)
> But I will need only one stunnel for my http server as follow:
> Remote https client #1 ------------+-----> Stunnel --------------- http server
> | (port 443) (port 80)
> Remote https client #2 ------------+
> ..... |
> Remote https client #N-------------+
> Is the following config file correct for my http server stunnel?
> Thank you!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christophe Nanteuil [mailto:christophe.nanteuil at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 3:19 AM
> To: Joe Lau
> Cc: stunnel-users at mirt.net
> Subject: Re: [stunnel-users] Using stunnel in a box having http client
> and http server.
> 2009/3/20 Joe Lau <Jlau at extremenetworks.com>:
>> I am new to this list.
>> I am planning to use stunnel on my box which has a http client and http server running on it.
>> I will need two stunnel instances, one for the http client and one for the http server respectively.
> It seems good.
>> For my http client, my stunnel config file looks like this:
>> For my http server, my stunnel config file looks like this:
>> The problem I am facing is now I have two programs (i.e. 1) stunnel for http client and 2) http server) listening to the same port 80.
>> How do I resolve this conflict?
> Who is going to connect to your http "client" ? if it is your local
> browser (which seems the goal of the configuration), then you can
> configure the client with "accept=81" and then type in your browser's
> address bar "https://localhost:/81"
> Christophe Nanteuil
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