[openssl-users] explicitly including other ciphers.

Ron Croonenberg ronc at lanl.gov
Mon Dec 7 19:24:06 UTC 2015

if the proxy is another host, I'd probably loose too much bandwith

On 12/03/2015 07:03 PM, Michael Wojcik wrote:
>> From: openssl-users [mailto:openssl-users-bounces at openssl.org] On Behalf
>> Of Ron Croonenberg
>> Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2015 18:35
>> To: openssl-users at openssl.org
>> Subject: Re: [openssl-users] explicitly including other ciphers.
>> The network is isolated from the outside worl,   BUT  we still need
>> authentication because different users are using it.
>> So what I preferably want is sort of a set up where,
>> authentication is done the "standard way" and after that just use the
>> https connection without the overhead of actually encrypting anything.
>> (and the lesss modifications and recompiling the better)
> So rather than connecting directly to Apache, how about connecting to a TLS proxy like stunnel, which would then connect to Apache over vanilla HTTP. Configure Apache to only bind to loopback addresses (127/8 and/or ::1), so no one can bypass the proxy.
> That's assuming stunnel doesn't also play silly buggers with the cipher suite list.

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