[stunnel-users] older browsers, stunnel and privoxy

Peter Pentchev roam at ringlet.net
Fri Jan 4 00:14:16 CET 2019

On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 03:36:56AM +0100, kovacs janos wrote:
> it still doesnt seem to work. i tried it with deviantart.com again.
> configuration:
> client = yes
> accept =
> connect =
> verifyChain = yes
> CAfile = ca-certs.pem
> checkHost = *.deviantart.com
> the name after checkHost is the "Common Name" displayed when viewing
> the site's certificate in a browser(lock icon, view certificate). i
> also saved the certificate in case i would need to try the
> "certificate pinning" method. the connect IP is what 'get-site-ip.com'
> says the IP of the website is.
> these are the logs:
> Service [fbsd-www] accepted connection from
> s_connect: connected
> Service [fbsd-www] connected remote server from
> SSL_connect: 14077410: error:14077410:SSL
> routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure
> Connection reset: 0 byte(s) sent to TLS, 0 byte(s) sent to socket
> i know i pestered everyone long enough, but i still havent been able
> to connect to anything. without any verification its the same

I'm sorry, my mistake.  In a reply to somebody else on the list
a couple of days later I mentioned that for HTTPS you may also
need to set the "sni = www.deviantart.com" connection option so
that stunnel tells the server "I'm trying to establish an HTTPS
connection to this particular server", which, for HTTPS, may be
important when multiple virtual hosts all live on the same IP

I haven't tried it with stunnel, but I just tried to establish
a TLS connection to the IP address you specified using "openssl
s_client" and it failed, and then I tried to specify
the "-servername www.deviantart.com" s_client option, and
it worked.  So try adding "sni = www.deviantart.com" to your
stunnel configuration section and see if it helps.

Sorry again, I should have thought about this from the start;
I was misled by the fact that the FreeBSD webserver did not
require the Server Name Indication extension to work, but
apparently DeviantArt does.


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