[Xymon] Encrypted Xymon reporting over SSL using stunnel (was: RES: Is the xymon Dead? Future)

Axel Beckert abe at deuxchevaux.org
Fri Mar 8 17:09:07 CET 2019

Hi Ralph,

On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 10:40:55AM -0500, Ralph Mitchell wrote:
> I'd still like to see encrypted connections for Xymon client messages going
> to the server.

Yeah, this definitely is a feature which would be very nice to
available out of the box.

Nevertheless you can do that already now with stunnel as I mentioned:

> > (And yes, I'm still hoping and waiting for IPv6 support, too,
> > especially in xymonnet-based checks. Reporting to IPv6-only servers is
> > no issue though, if you anyways use stunnel to encrypt the
> > client-reporting traffic.)

Debian's xymon package ships /usr/share/doc/xymon/README.encryption
with hints how to implement encrypted reporting with Xymon.

The current version can be found in our packaging git repository at
although I'm thinking about renaming it to README.encryption.md as I
wrote it in Markdown syntax.

It also refers to this more detailed documentation:


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