[stunnel-users] Access an arbitrary https website on http://localhost:3000 via stunnel.

Hongyi Zhao hongyi.zhao at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 15:41:41 CET 2016


2016-01-14 22:17 GMT+08:00 Michal Trojnara <Michal.Trojnara at stunnel.org>:
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> On 14.01.2016 14:34, Hongyi Zhao wrote:
>>> 1- Why must we use the ''-H 'Host: coolaj86.com' '' in this
>>> command for getting the correct result?
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_hosting#Name-based
>
>>> 2- If I want to use internet explorer, such as firefox/chrome to
>>> open the corresponding url, i.e., http://localhost:3000/, how
>>> should I do?
>
> Here are various ways depending on which parts of your infrastructure
> are under your control:
>
> 1. Your client machines need to connect (what they believe is)
> coolaj86.com to send this specific host name in the headers.  You can
> achieve it with DNS or /etc/hosts (or equivalent) file.

I've tried add the following two lines into the /etc/hosts file:

67.166.110.237 www.coolaj86.com
67.166.110.237 coolaj86.com

But still the issue exists when I use firefox to open http://localhost:3000/.

I'm not sure whether I've understood your above explanations correctly or not?

Regards

>
> 2. You can rewrite HTTP headers with another software (stunnel won't
> do it for you).
>
> 3. You can reconfigure coolaj86.com to accept "localhost" as the host
> name for virtual server coolaj86.com.
>
> Mike
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Hongyi Zhao <hongyi.zhao at gmail.com>
Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences
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