[stunnel-users] Web browsing over stunnel

Josealf.rm josealf at rocketmail.com
Tue Nov 7 10:41:48 CET 2017


Osvald,

Peter made a very clear explanation. Note that your connect statement should be something like:

connect=104.239.213.7:443

And you should test using something like:

http://www.stunnel.net:8888/


Saludos
Jose



> On Nov 6, 2017, at 6:52 PM, Peter Pentchev <roam at ringlet.net> wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Nov 06, 2017 at 09:57:16PM +0000, Osvald Brko wrote:
>>> From: Josealf.rm <josealf at rocketmail.com>
>>> Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 1:21 PM
>>> To: Osvald Brko
>>> Cc: stunnel-users at stunnel.org
>>> Subject: Re: [stunnel-users] Web browsing over stunnel
>>   
>> 
>>> It’s because the web site GETs a request  for  http://127.0.0.1/ not for http://www.stunnel.org/
>> 
>>> Just as an academic exercise, you may want to add this line to your hosts file (usually in \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts):
>> 
>>> 127.0.0.1 www.stunnel.net
>> 
>>> Then change your connect line‭ to the IP address of  www.stunnel..net (now 104.239.213.7 or 198.105.254.11).
>> 
>>> And test again.
>> 
>>> Saludos
>>> Jose Alfredo Diaz
>> 
>> 
>> Hi,
>> I am not sure if I understand you right. What this academic exercise should reveal?
>> It just try to connect to 127.0.0.1 ...?
> 
> The point is to get your browser to ask the remote server "give me the
> main page of www.stunnel.org" and not "give me the main page of
> 127.0.0.1".  The webserver may have many so called "virtual hosts"
> defined - the same webserver on the same IP address serves many
> websites; it knows which one to serve by the hostname that the client
> (the browser) sends to it.
> 
> Putting 127.0.0.1 in your hosts file and pointing your browser to it is
> a widely used trick to make it connect to a remote site through a
> tunnel; of course, the tunnel must be established first.
> 
> G'luck,
> Peter
> 
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