[stunnel-users] "stunnel -version"

Ludolf Holzheid lholzheid at bihl-wiedemann.de
Fri Aug 27 15:16:51 CEST 2010

On Fri, 2010-08-27 11:48:17 +0000, Felix E. Klee wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Ludolf Holzheid
> <lholzheid at bihl-wiedemann.de> wrote:
> >> After clicking "OK" to close the popup message, I get some more info,
> >> though meaningless to me:
> >>   stunnel 4.33 on x86-pc-mingw32-gnu with OpenSSL 1.0.0 29 Mar 2010
> >>   Threading:WIN32 SSL:ENGINE Sockets:SELECT,IPv6
> >>
> >> [..]
> >
> > This is the information you requested to be shown by
> > "stunnel -version".
> Hm, but that's not very useful. I am trying to setup EMACS/Mew/stunnel
> for Gmail access, and Mew tries to read stunnel's version from stdout.

Pipelining (connecting processes via stdin/stdout) seems to be very
tricky on Windows.

Maybe Emacs can be fooled with a wrapper batch that outputs a version
message if called with -version and calls stunnel else.

> In fact, for a reason unclear to me, EMACS 23.1.1 hangs after
> executing certain ELISP code:
>   (call-process "stunnel" nil t nil "-version")

I suppose it is waiting for the started process to finish.

> I see the dialog box and the main window, just as when I call stunnel
> from the windows command line. And of course I close these windows.

Closing the two windows does not shut down stunnel. You  have to
right-click on the stunnel icon in the system tray and select 'exit'.




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