[stunnel-users] Server connecting back to client?

Joshua Kugler joshua.kugler at uaf.edu
Fri Dec 2 01:47:43 CET 2005

I've looked through the man pages, FAQ's, examples, and found one post 
(without a reply: 
http://stunnel.mirt.net/pipermail/stunnel-users/2005-May/000487.html) about 
this, but still don't have my question answered.

I have a machine outside the firewall (let's call it outThere) that needs to 
connect back to a machine inside the firewall (let's call in inHere) for 
backup procedures.  Now, because of the firewall, outThere cannot connect to 
inHere, but inHere can connect to anything on outThere that it wants.

Can I initiate an stunnel connection from inHere to outThere, and then have 
stunnel on outThere listen on a localhost port, which, when connected to, 
would actually forward the connection (over SSL) back to a configured port on 
inHere?  Is this at all doable?

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Joshua Kugler
CDE System Administrator

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