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« on: July 17, 2006, 08:42:00 PM »
sslredir is a simple utility used for redirecting incoming non-SSL connections to outgoing SSL connections. This is useful for enabling applications such as mail, news, or IRC clients, which do not support SSL, to connect to SSL servers. It also supports connecting to the remote host through a SOCKS4A proxy, so sslredir is ideal for use with Tor.

sslredir is similar to stunnel or socat, except that it is not as general-purpose as socat. It uses less than 450 lines of Python, so it is simple to audit (although it does rely on M2Crypto which relies on OpenSSL, both of which are rather more difficult to audit). sslredir is also designed to work nicely with Tor, whereas I had run into bugs with both socat and stunnel