[stunnel-users] question about usage of configfile

Jan Meijer jan.meijer at surfnet.nl
Mon Sep 26 18:19:23 CEST 2005

On Fri, 23 Sep 2005, Revelancefound at aol.com wrote:

> To put it blatantly, I am trying to make stunnel 4.12 create a 2 way
> encrypted channel from my home computer as a client to an SSL supporting proxy (HTTP).
> Also, I am using localhost ( as a connect address for proxy
> settings in such programs as Internet Explorer or a download manager. A sample of my
> stunnel.conf is bellow:
> 2005.09.23 21:29:23 LOG3[6012:3408]: Failed to initialize remote connection
> 2005.09.23 21:29:23 LOG5[6012:6140]: https connected from
> And so on into infinity
> Am I trying to do the impossible, or are all those 8196 bit RSA keys
> (certified through x508) that I generated going to waste?

Well, as the logging says, stunnel seems unable to connect to the remote
service.  This setup works, I'm using it as well.

So you have to discover why the remote service is not to be reached.  And
as a startingpoint: it is highly unlikely an SSL supporting proxy is
running on port 80, they usually reside on port 443.


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