[stunnel-users] Could stunnel encryption be responsible for rendering the year as "4019" instead of "2019"?

Al Birchall A.Birchall at mdx.ac.uk
Wed Jan 9 11:03:09 CET 2019

Hi All,

This may be stupid question, but I'll pose it anyway!

We use stunnel to encrypt communications between library self-service kiosks and a cloud-based library system.  Since switching to this cloud-based library system, the self-service kiosks have been rendering the year in item due dates as "4019" instead of "2019" printed and emailed patron library account statements.  Items will actually have been checked out to the correct due date in library system, with the year displayed correctly, which library staff and patrons can see is so when they access the system directly.

We have fixed the problem with a work-around by configuring the kiosk software to only display the last two digits of the year.

So could it be the stunnel encryption algorithms that are causing "2019" to display as "4019"?

Many thanks!


Alex Birchall
Library Systems Manager
The Sheppard Library 
Middlesex University
London NW4 4BT

Tel:  +44  (0)20 8411 5235
Mob: 07765 237 570

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