[stunnel-users] stunnel and http

John jw72253 at verizon.net
Mon Jul 23 05:49:21 CEST 2012

"Javier" <meresponde2001-stn at yahoo.es> wrote in message 
news:<20120719183130.717e9c7fbb53a9135793e674 at yahoo.es>...
> Hi:
> I may be wrong, but, what you are trying to do is...:
> http downloader --> provide domain name (ssl) -> connect to stunnel
> -> download files
> You can't provide an IP to the http downloader but you can provide
> an alias (aka domain name).
> Then, when you need to download files through ssl (https), just
> provide a name configured in hosts file that resolves to local IP or
> the IP managed by stunnel in that machine (localhost, for example)
> to the http downloader.
> Then, just edit the conf file to change the connect parameters
> (domain name to connect to) for the service you pretend to use
> inside stunnel and reload the conf file.
> This results in:
> http downloader --> name in hosts file pointing to IP used by
> stunnel --> connect to stunnel transparently --> stunnel brings ssl
> tunnel (sorry the obvious) to http downloader to download files.
> Shouldn't be problems to provide full url to the http downloader.
> Easier way? I don't kow. Maybe others can help. I don't know if
> there is a way to automate the change and reload of the conf file.

Hi, Javier. I did appreciate getting your reply. Yes, you were spot on with 
what I was trying to do. Your ingenious solution worked nicely as well. 
Thank you much.

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