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10.5: Set up OS X as an SSL-secured reverse proxy
Authored by: ianf on Mar 13, '08 02:54:17AM
In more detail, this establishes an SSL tunnel from your (work? travelling laptop?) machine to the internet-facing web server. So it's encrypted while travelling over the public internet, but the communication between that web server and the TiVo (over your home network) is unencrypted. So this is actually an ideal situation.
Well, I've just had a quick play with this and it works just as you say. Somehow I've managed to miss this fantastic bit off ssl/ssh functionality!

In short, it means rather than setting up a reverse-proxy alongside SSL, SSL itself can be used to bounce from your proxy machine to any bit of kit that's listening on the network!
Obviously it's more convenient to not have to manually set up the client side SSL connection every time you want to connect to the device on your LAN (which my method offers) but the simplicity of your method combined with the added security of the server only being available when you've manually set up a connection could be VERY handy. Thanks very much for opening my eyes to this :-)


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