[stunnel-users] Certificate renaming

Vasil Dimov vd at datamax.bg
Mon Jul 4 07:48:55 CEST 2005

On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 10:49:06AM +1000, Paul Jones wrote:
> 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 
> client...

This is more related to openssl that stunnel. You can use openssl's
c_rehash tool to create the proper symbolic links to all certificates in
a directory.
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