[stunnel-users] I'm very much a newbie to stunnel

Craig Retief stunnel at rsw.co.za
Mon Nov 26 11:44:53 CET 2007

Hi Paul,


Please give me the ports that the application chats on so that I can do a
basic config for you.


Also please specify if you would like to use certificates to verify the
client connecting or not.






From: stunnel-users-bounces at mirt.net [mailto:stunnel-users-bounces at mirt.net]
On Behalf Of Harmon, Paul
Sent: 25 November 2007 06:57 PM
To: stunnel-users at mirt.net
Subject: [stunnel-users] I'm very much a newbie to stunnel


Hi Guys,

                            I'm very new to Stunnel. In fact I have no
experience with it what so ever. My situation is this: I have server program
and a client at the moment which know nothing about SSL. Yet the powers that
be insist that my two machines, if they must use sockets, do so using SSL.
After reading through the distribution, I found this very interesting
program called Stunnel which sounds like it might solve my problem quite
well. From what I've read so far, I gather this program can be used as an
SSL wrapper for my server and my client. Would some kind soul please help me
with the configuration process (the configuration file) so that my client
and server can be safe and secure? My server uses a port which I have chosen
(really quite arbitrarily). Basically I need the server to listen on that
port and wait for incoming data which it will processs and in most cases not
even reply. With normal sockets this is a no-brainer since Steven's book
outlines it very well. If I understand the documentation I've read so far,
Stunnel adds the encryption layer on top of that which I need. So how do I
configure and invokestunnel in this environment? Sorry for stupid questions
at the moment I just lack examples like this and confidence in using the





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