[stunnel-users] Failed to redirect http to https

Ludolf Holzheid lholzheid at bihl-wiedemann.de
Mon Jun 27 08:36:41 CEST 2016

On Mon, 2016-06-27 04:02:24 +0000, Doris Hongmei wrote:
> Hi Support,
> I setup stunnel to a web server with apache
> Configuration like below,
> --- /usr/local/etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf ----------
> ; It is recommended to drop root privileges if stunnel is started by root
> setuid = nobody
> setgid = nobody
> ; TLS front-end to a web server
> [https]
> accept  = 443
> connect =
> cert = /usr/local/etc/stunnel/stunnel.pem
> --- end of /usr/local/etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf ----------
> After stunnel started,  https://xxx/  is working,  http://xxx/ is also still working , which doesn't redirect to  https://xxx automatically.
> As my understanding, all the connections from http should redirect to https through stunnel, right?
> What steps did I miss? I need your help.


Stunnel does not change the setup of your web server.  If you don't
want http://xxx to work, you'll have to change the web server's
configuration.  It should make it either stop listening on external
interfaces (by binding it to, or let /the web server/
redirect all inbound traffic (traffic not originated by to




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