[stunnel-users] Certificate renaming

Paul Jones jonesy_boy10 at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 4 02:49:06 CEST 2005

Hi all,

I understand that in order for Stunnel to find a certificate, it has to be 
renamed to something like xxxxxx.0 (where xxxxxx is obtained by using the 
"openssl x509" command on the certificate).

Why is this the case?  I read somewhere that this helps Stunnel find the 
certificate quicker (i.e. Stunnel does not need to look at every certificate 
file before it knows which one it wants).

Can someone provide me a better explanation please?

Is there any way around this?  Renaming the certificate file in such a 
manner causes confusion when searching for the certificate of a particular 


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