[stunnel-users] Using stunnel in a box having http client and http server.
Jlau at extremenetworks.com
Mon Mar 23 17:53:00 CET 2009
So, my understanding is that I will need one stunnel for each remote web server that my http client is going to connnect to.
For example if my http client want to connect to 3 remote web servers. I will need to setup the folllowing stunnels:
Remote https Web Server #1 <------------- Stunnel #1 <---------- http client (http://localhost:81)
Remote https Web Server #1 <------------- Stunnel #2 <---------- http client (http://localhost:82)
Remote https Web Server #1 <------------- Stunnel #3 <---------- http client (http://localhost:83)
But I will need only one stunnel for my http server as follow:
Remote https client #1 ------------+-----> Stunnel --------------- http server
| (port 443) (port 80)
Remote https client #2 ------------+
Remote https client #N-------------+
Is the following config file correct for my http server stunnel?
From: Christophe Nanteuil [mailto:christophe.nanteuil at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 3:19 AM
To: Joe Lau
Cc: stunnel-users at mirt.net
Subject: Re: [stunnel-users] Using stunnel in a box having http client
and http server.
2009/3/20 Joe Lau <Jlau at extremenetworks.com>:
> I am new to this list.
> I am planning to use stunnel on my box which has a http client and http server running on it.
> I will need two stunnel instances, one for the http client and one for the http server respectively.
It seems good.
> For my http client, my stunnel config file looks like this:
> For my http server, my stunnel config file looks like this:
> The problem I am facing is now I have two programs (i.e. 1) stunnel for http client and 2) http server) listening to the same port 80.
> How do I resolve this conflict?
Who is going to connect to your http "client" ? if it is your local
browser (which seems the goal of the configuration), then you can
configure the client with "accept=81" and then type in your browser's
address bar "https://localhost:/81"
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