[stunnel-users] permanent tunnel

Michal Trojnara Michal.Trojnara at mobi-com.net
Fri Oct 29 17:16:34 CEST 2004

Ramin Dousti wrote:
> I'd like to set up an stunnel between two hosts which currently talk to
> each other unencrypted. The communication between these two hosts is
> HTTP and sporadic. What I'd like to achieve is a permanent stunnel
> between the hosts regardless of their communiucation pattern. Is this
> possible? And if yes, how?
> The current setup utilizes stunnel in server mode on the server side
> and stunnel in client mode on the client side. When a client issues
> a request, I see that an SSL tunnel is set up between the hosts and
> after the reception of the reply, the SSL tunnel is torn down. So,
> the question is, how can I nail down the SSL tunnel to be permanent?

As I understand you don't have a persistant TCP session between the two 
hosts.  SSL just encapsulates the TCP data stream (HTTP request/response in 
your case), so it can't be persistant if the stream is not persistant.

BTW: Why do your need a persistant connection?

Best regards,

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