Due to the importance and relevance of the HTTP +TSL protocol { a.k.a. HTTPS } in our days and in the future of the web, this yours truly has been practising and playing these days located in Europe, not with fire, but with Stunnel.

The stunnel program is designed to work as an SSL encryption wrapper between remote client and local ( inetd-startable ) or remote server.

Nearly a decade ago, circa October 2004, one of Stunnel's most common uses was encrypting communications between POP or IMAP mail servers and e-mail clients.

Stunnel in a PC local machine
It could be tricky for permissions, but back onto those days Stunnel was useful even to encrypt other services like MySQL transactions to prevent wiretapping, as Mr. Barry O'Donovan pointed in Linux Gazzette.
This method can be used to encrypt any service where neither the server nor the client are SSL-enabled. Common examples include CVS, MySQL, etc.
The last update of Stunnel is dated

There is an Android, a desktop and other port downloadable ready for you to be installed. The source code is released under the GNU General Public License and, as such, is freely available for download and installation.

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