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SSL on a TCP connection

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Contributed by Marcello on Oct 14, 2001 at 15:54 UTC
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Hello, I've recently seen some documentation which claims to be able to switch to SSL encryption when a TCP connection is open. I have written a TCP server which accepts several commands. To offer more security, I also would like to use SSL, although not necessarily during an active connection. I use socket(), accept() etc. within my server. Is it possible to 'SSL-enable' my server and what packages do I need? TIA Regards, Marcel

Answer: SSL on a TCP connection
contributed by pjf

Howdy Marcello,

CPAN is your friend. Take a look at IO::Socket::SSL, Net::Daemon::SSL, or the many other SSL modules that are available. There's a good chance that one of them will suit your needs.

Cheers,
Paul

Answer: SSL on a TCP connection
contributed by echo

Others will undoubtedly offer a Perl solution, meanwhile an easy way which works well is to use an SSL wrapper such as stunnel or sslwrap.

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