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NAME

       Net::Proxy::Connector::ssl - SSL Net::Proxy connector

DESCRIPTION

       "Net::Proxy::Connecter::ssl" is a "Net::Proxy::Connector" that can manage SSL connections
       (thanks to "IO::Socket::SSL").

       By default, this connector creates SSL sockets. You will need to subclass it to create
       "smarter" connectors than can upgrade their connections to SSL.

       In addition to the options listed below, this connector accepts all "SSL_..." options to
       "IO::Socket::SSL". They are transparently passed through to the appropriate
       "IO::Socket::SSL" methods when needed.

CONNECTOR OPTIONS

       The connector accept the following options:

   "in"
       ·   host

           The listening address. If not given, the default is "localhost".

       ·   port

           The listening port.

       ·   start_cleartext

           If true, the connection will start in cleartext.  It is possible to upgrade a socket
           to using SSL with the "upgrade_SSL()" method.

   "out"
       ·   host

           The listening address. If not given, the default is "localhost".

       ·   port

           The listening port.

       ·   start_cleartext

           If true, the connection will start in cleartext.  It is possible to upgrade a socket
           to using SSL with the "upgrade_SSL()" method.

METHODS

       The "Net::Proxy::Connector::ssl" connector has an extra method:

       upgrade_SSL( $sock )
           This method will upgrade a cleartext socket to SSL.  If the socket is already in SSL,
           it will "carp()".

CREATING A SELF-SIGNED CERTIFICATE

       I tend to forget this information, and the openssl documentation doesn't make this any
       clearer, so here are the most basic commands needed to create your own self-signed
       certificate (courtesy David Morel):

           $ openssl genrsa -out key.pem 1024
           $ openssl req -new -key key.pem -x509 -out cert.pem -days 365

       A certificate is required is you want to run a SSL server or a proxy with a
       "Net::Proxy::Connector::ssl" as its "in" connector.

       Once the key and certificate have been created, you can use them in your parameter list to
       "Net::Proxy->new()" (they are passed through to "IO::Socket::SSL"):

           Net::Proxy->new(
               {
                   in => {
                       host          => '0.0.0.0',
                       port          => 443,
                       SSL_key_file  => 'key.pem',
                       SSL_cert_file => 'cert.pem',
                   },
                   out => { type => 'tcp', port => '80' }
               }
           );

AUTHOR

       Philippe 'BooK' Bruhat, "<book@cpan.org>".

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2006 Philippe 'BooK' Bruhat, All Rights Reserved.

LICENSE

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.