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Python interface to stunnel

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Start and stop a stunnel instance given a stunnel configuration file.

The stunnel executable must be available on the system PATH. The configuration file must specify a PID file.


Use your favorite installer to install the pystunnel library and script. E.g.:

$ pip install pystunnel


From the command line:

$ pystunnel -c /path/to/stunnel.conf start
$ pystunnel -c /path/to/stunnel.conf check
$ pystunnel -c /path/to/stunnel.conf stop

If the command is omitted, pystunnel enters an interactive shell:

$ pystunnel -c /path/to/stunnel.conf
pystunnel> start
pystunnel> check
pystunnel> stop
pystunnel> quit

From Python:

from pystunnel import Stunnel
stunnel = Stunnel("/path/to/stunnel.conf")

rc = stunnel.start()
print("stunnel started with rc", rc)

if stunnel.check() == 0:
    print("stunnel is running with pid", stunnel.getpid())
    print("stunnel is not running")

rc = stunnel.stop()
print("stunnel stopped with rc", rc)

Return Codes

0 means OK, 1 or higher means error.


1.0a1 - 2016-03-14

  • Initial release.

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