[stunnel-users] RFC: purge use of keyword 'transparent'

Michal Trojnara Michal.Trojnara at mirt.net
Fri Jan 7 12:41:10 CET 2011

Dear Oscar,

"Oscar Usifer" <oscaruser at programmer.net> wrote:
> After searching, installing various  (in the 2.6 family), e.g.  
> CentOS, Ubuntu, and so on, I have not been able to get transparent  
> proxy working at all.

LOL: http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#id479555

Could you please try to be a bit more specific (e.g. in terms of your  
stunnel and kernel versions, configuration, logs, packet captures,  

> As such since it the function does not work, and there is great  
> debate as to whether it ever worked, I would like to propose that  
> this keyword and reference to its function be discarded entirely.  
> This will save many folks a great deal of time and effort attempting  
> to try and get it to work, myself having spent over 80 hours  
> (including my precious holiday time) trying to dig, scratch,  
> research up old posts that say it works or someone has it working  
> under such and such a configuration!

Did you use any of those 80 hours to RTFM at http://stunnel.mirt.net/static/stunnel.html 

> The documentation itself has folks claiming that it works and does  
> not, which is really a bad practice. Why did you perpetuate this  
> option in the first place?!
> I hope you see the importance and reason with my request and act  
> immediately.
>  ... Unless someone really really does have it working.

LOL: http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#id478549

Please make sure to read the whole http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html 
  before sending another post to a mailing list.

Best regards,
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