[stunnel-users] [EXTERNAL] Re: Stunnel connection issue?

Spies, Will Will_Spies at comcast.com
Thu Jul 5 13:41:18 CEST 2018


Thanks for the quick response. The client is an Echo Show device and there is no log. It is an RTSP connection and my backend (behind Stunnel) is Live555ProxyServer.  I read somewhere there is some bug related to MSIE that closed the connection like this and the fix is to use TIMEOUTclose=0 which I did but this did not help. This is the earlier (startup) portion of my log:

2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: Clients allowed=500
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG5[ui]: stunnel 5.48 on x86_64-pc-linux-gnu platform
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG5[ui]: Compiled/running with OpenSSL 1.1.0g  2 Nov 2017
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG5[ui]: Threading:PTHREAD Sockets:POLL,IPv6 TLS:ENGINE,FIPS,OCSP,PSK,SNI
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: errno: (*__errno_location ())
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG5[ui]: Reading configuration from file /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG5[ui]: UTF-8 byte order mark not detected
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG5[ui]: FIPS mode disabled
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: Compression disabled
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: No PRNG seeding was required
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG6[ui]: Initializing service [rtsp]
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: Ciphers: HIGH:!aNULL:!SSLv2:!DH:!kDHEPSK
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: TLS options: 0x02004004 (+0x00004000, -0x00000000)
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG6[ui]: Loading certificate from file: /etc/stunnel/stunnel.pem
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG6[ui]: Certificate loaded from file: /etc/stunnel/stunnel.pem
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG6[ui]: Loading private key from file: /etc/stunnel/stunnel.pem
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG4[ui]: Insecure file permissions on /etc/stunnel/stunnel.pem
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG6[ui]: Private key loaded from file: /etc/stunnel/stunnel.pem
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: Private key check succeeded
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: ECDH initialization
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: ECDH initialized with curve prime256v1
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG5[ui]: Configuration successful
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: Binding service [rtsp]
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: Listening file descriptor created (FD=7)
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: Setting accept socket options (FD=7)
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[ui]: Option SO_REUSEADDR set on accept socket
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG6[ui]: Service [rtsp] (FD=7) bound to 192.168.112.16:443
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[main]: No pid file being created
2018.07.05 05:30:45 LOG7[cron]: Cron thread initialized
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[main]: Found 1 ready file descriptor(s)
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[main]: FD=4 events=0x2001 revents=0x0
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[main]: FD=7 events=0x2001 revents=0x1
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[main]: Service [rtsp] accepted (FD=3) from 192.168.112.194:51692
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[0]: Service [rtsp] started
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[0]: Setting local socket options (FD=3)
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[0]: Option TCP_NODELAY set on local socket
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG5[0]: Service [rtsp] accepted connection from 192.168.112.194:51692
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG6[0]: Peer certificate not required
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[0]: TLS state (accept): before SSL initialization
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[0]: TLS state (accept): before SSL initialization
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[0]: SNI: no virtual services defined
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[0]: TLS state (accept): SSLv3/TLS read client hello
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[0]: TLS state (accept): SSLv3/TLS write server hello
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[0]: TLS state (accept): SSLv3/TLS write certificate
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[0]: TLS state (accept): SSLv3/TLS write key exchange
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[0]: TLS state (accept): SSLv3/TLS write server done
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[main]: Found 1 ready file descriptor(s)
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[main]: FD=4 events=0x2001 revents=0x0
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[main]: FD=7 events=0x2001 revents=0x1
2018.07.05 05:31:00 LOG7[main]: Service [rtsp] accepted (FD=9) from 192.168.112.197:43868
(bottom part in my original email)



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Pentchev [mailto:roam at ringlet.net] 
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2018 7:18 AM
To: Spies, Will <Will_Spies at cable.comcast.com>
Cc: stunnel-users at stunnel.org
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [stunnel-users] Stunnel connection issue?

On Thu, Jul 05, 2018 at 09:58:33AM +0000, Spies, Will wrote:
> I've been trying to get Stunnel to work for some time now.  I have 
> avoided using the mail list - but I see no recourse now.  I think I've 
> tried just about every setting I could find.  I appear to be getting a 
> connection issue - but as you will see the log just doesn't indicate 
> clearly what is going on.  The behavior is my client is failing to get 
> a connection through Stunnel to my backend.  The log appears to be 
> closing a socket (but can't tell which one frontend or backend).

Actually the log says "TLS socket closed (SSL_read)", which means that the "read some bytes from the secure socket" operation said "there are no bytes to read, the other side closed the connection", meaning your client, the one that negotiates the TLS connection with stunnel, has closed the connection immediately after stunnel considered it negotiated.
The next line in the log, "0 byte(s) sent to TLS, 0 byte(s) sent to socket", says that the client did indeed not even try to send any data over the established secure connection or receive any data from it, it just closed the connection immediately after stunnel thought they had formed a chummy relationship.

Is there any way you could get your client program to log verbosely what it is trying to do over the secure connection?  Are there any messages on that side?

G'luck,
Peter

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