Stunnel is a quick way on taking a non ssl connection and being able to wrap it in ssl for security

stunnel version 4 - Fedora 12/RHEL 5.3 /Centos 5.3

vim /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf

add in

accept  =
connect =

then run


stunnel version 3 - Ubuntu 8.10 (I haven’t used newer versions)

Ubuntu 8.10 has 2 versions of stunnnel: stunnel3 and stunnel4. They have created a symbolic link from /usr/bin/stunnel -> /usr/bin/stunnel3

If you would like to use version 4 you can use the command stunnel4 otherwise if you wish to use the default version, you will need to create a self signed certificate

openssl req -new -x509 -days 3650 -nodes -out /etc/stunnel/stunnel.pem -keyout /etc/stunnel/stunnel.pem

Then to start stunnel use the following command

stunnel -c -d localhost:50001 -r