[stunnel-users] stunnel used as jump host for SFTP

Josealf.rm josealf at rocketmail.com
Wed Jun 20 02:22:16 CEST 2018

Hi Cecilia,

I don’t Think stunnel is the right tool for This job. If your target server R is outside your local net and has a limit on the IPs that can connect to it, you can configure your firewall to do NAT ( network address translation ). You just need to use the same outgoing public IP used by S for your other clients C1, C2, C3 when they connect to R. You can do NAT just for outgoing connections to R on port 22.

Jose Alfredo Diaz

> On Jun 19, 2018, at 1:12 PM, Schultz, Cecilia <Schultz_Cecilia at rsccd.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to test stunnel to see if it can provide the functionality we need. We are a Windows shop.
> What we need is for multiple client machines (I call these C1, C2, C3) to connect to our server (S).
> Server S will connect to a remote SFTP server (port 22). I call the remote SFTP server “R”.
> C1, C2, C3 and S are all inside our firewall.
> Currently S can connect and send files to R using SFTP (port 22).
> The problem is that R does not accept a range of IP addresses, and has a limit on the number of IP addresses they can accept.
> So, what I need is for C1, C2, C3 to be able to connect to server R using S as a jump host.
> From R’s perspective, it should be like the connection is coming from S.
> Question 1: can stunnel be used to accomplish this?
> Question 2: I have installed stunnel in a test server (“stunnel –install” actually from the bin folder), and configured the conf like this:
> [sftp]
> accept=
> connect=some.remote.server.com:22
> I tried to use Winscp SFTP client to test a connection, but it times out.
> I then checked S, and I don’t see anything listening on port 22. I did “netstat –a” and I don’t see anything listening on port 22.
> Was something wrong in the “stunnel –install” command? Shouldn’t it be listening on port 22?
> Also, I uncommented the entry for log, but I don’t see any log file in the stunnel folder/subfolders
> ; Debugging stuff (may be useful for troubleshooting)
> debug = info
> output = stunnel.log
> Thanks for your help,
> Cecilia
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