[stunnel-users] older browsers, stunnel and privoxy

Javier jamilist.stn at gmx.es
Thu Dec 13 22:50:27 CET 2018

On Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:03:27 +0100
kovacs janos <kovacsjanosfasz at gmail.com> wrote:

> i understand, and thank you for the explanation, but as i said, i use
> a program called 'Privoxy', and that is where stunnel would connect
> after accepting browser requests. Privoxy's accept address is what is
> given for stunnel as the connect address.
> Privoxy is a proxy capable of forwarding the requests to the address
> opened in the browser, so all stunnel would have to do is encrypt and
> decrypt traffic between the browser and Privoxy.
> but when i try it, every connection is an endless load, stunnel icon
> is blue, and no logs are made in Privoxy


Because the proxy is to be told where to connect and receives a
direct secure handshake.

Even if privoxy could use the SNI to redirect the traffic, you will
need to specify a service, in stunnel.conf, for every host you want
to connect to, each one with a SNI. You face the same problem.

And, aside this, why Stunnel in the middle? To secure LAN traffic in
case is running in a second PC? Privoxy is useless with encrypted
data, just transmits from origin to destination:


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