[stunnel-users] Missing Something Basic on Config

Steve pearsons_11114 at mindspring.com
Sat Dec 29 07:26:37 CET 2007

Using stunnel for NNTPS. Stunnel starts without any apparent problems (log
looks normal), but simply doesn't intercept packets from my news reader.
There is no activity in the log and sniffing the packets shows everything
happening on 119. My understanding of the concept is that there are no
configuration changes needed in the newsreader; IOW, I leave it pointing to
the unsecured NNTP server with the port set to 119.  I fear I'm missing
something very obvious.
BTW, I've confirmed the ability to use NNTPS with this particular server by
using Outlook Express, which is compatible with NNTPS.
Version: 4.20; I used the Windows binary. Running XP.
; Some performance tunings
socket = l:TCP_NODELAY=1
socket = r:TCP_NODELAY=1
; Some debugging stuff useful for troubleshooting
debug = 7
output = stunnel.log
; Use it for client mode
client = yes
; Service-level configuration
accept =
connect = secure.news.easynews.com:563
2007.12.28 22:24:46 LOG5[6640:6644]: stunnel 4.20 on x86-pc-mingw32-gnu with
OpenSSL 0.9.8d 28 Sep 2006
2007.12.28 22:24:46 LOG5[6640:6644]: Threading:WIN32 SSL:ENGINE
2007.12.28 22:24:46 LOG5[6640:5936]: No limit detected for the number of
2007.12.28 22:24:46 LOG7[6640:5936]: FD 196 in non-blocking mode
2007.12.28 22:24:46 LOG7[6640:5936]: SO_REUSEADDR option set on accept
2007.12.28 22:24:46 LOG7[6640:5936]: nntps bound to

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