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stunnel: server is down?

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I installed stunnel (32-bit) on Windows 7 w/ SP1, 64-bit. OpenVPN client is also 64-bit.

 

For testing purposes, I used the Config Generator to produce the following two files

 

AirVPN_CA-Hoedus_SSL-443.ovpn

AirVPN_CA-Hoedus_SSL-443.ssl

 

which I moved to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config

 

In a command prompt window, I typed the following:

 

C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config>stunnel "AirVPN_CA-Hoedus_SSL-443.ssl"

 

The following error message appeared:

[ ] No limit detected for the number of clients
[.] stunnel 5.02 on x86-pc-msvc-1500 platform
[.] Compiled/running with OpenSSL 1.0.1h-fips 5 Jun 2014
[.] Threading:WIN32 Sockets:SELECT,IPv6 SSL:ENGINE,OCSP,FIPS
[ ] errno: (*_errno())
[.] Reading configuration from file AirVPN_CA-Hoedus_SSL-443.ssl
[!] Cannot open configuration file
[.]  
[.] Syntax:
[.] stunnel [ [-install | -uninstall] [-quiet] [<filename>] ] | -help | -version | -sockets
[.]     <filename>  - use specified config file
[.]     -install    - install NT service
[.]     -uninstall  - uninstall NT service
[.]     -quiet      - don't display a message box on success
[.]     -help       - get config file help
[.]     -version    - display version and defaults
[.]     -sockets    - display default socket options

[!] Server is down
 

How do I fix the above problem?

 

Is stunnel attempting to use IPv6? (I always disable IPv6 on the advice of friends who say that IPv6 leaks DNS and other data packets)

 

 

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Hello!

 

No, the problem is local, stunnel is not able to open AirVPN_CA-Hoedus_SSL-443.ssl file.

 

Check that it is really inside the current working directory and that access flags are correct. You are using a particular directory which needs administrator privileges to be accessed, so if stunnel is run from a command prompt without administrator privileges, all the files inside that directory can't be accessed by it.

 

Kind regards

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What does the "it" refer to? stunnel.exe?

 

Do you mean that I should copy stunnel.exe to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\ ?

 

By default *.ovpn files are located in C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\

 

And what do you mean by "access flags"? What should the correct access flags be for C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\ ?

 

Check that it is really inside the current working directory and that access flags are correct.

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Following your tip, I opened a command prompt with administrative privileges.

 

I received the same error message.

 

You are using a particular directory which needs administrator privileges to be accessed, so if stunnel is run from a command prompt without administrator privileges, all the files inside that directory can't be accessed by it.

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