How to use SSL with the Solaris agent:

  1. Install Stunnel on Solaris.
  2. Install the agent on Solaris.
  3. Run the command to see the executed script:

    inetadm -l /network/uptimeagent/tcp | fgrep exec
  4. Run the command to update the executed script for the agent:

    inetadm -m /network/uptimeagent/tcp exec="/usr/sbin/stunnel /usr/local/etc/stunnel/uptimeagent.conf"

    where /usr/sbin/stunnel is the path to the stunnel executable and /usr/local/etc/stunnel/uptimeagent.conf is the path to the uptimeagent.conf built for stunnel to use.

  5. Run the command to see that the executed script has been changed: 

    inetadm -l /network/uptimeagent/tcp | fgrep exec
  6. Create the certificate that will be used by Stunnel.  For example: 
    openssl req -new -x509 -days 365 -nodes -config stunnel.cnf -out stunnel.pem -keyout stunnel.pem

    The following is a sample stunnel.cnf for the openssl program: 

    # create RSA certs - Server
    RANDFILE = stunnel.rnd
    [ req ]
    default_bits = 1024
    encrypt_key = yes
    distinguished_name = req_dn
    x509_extensions = cert_type
    [ req_dn ]
    countryName = Country Name (2 letter code)
    countryName_default               = PL
    countryName_min                    = 2
    countryName_max                   = 2
    stateOrProvinceName                   = State or Province Name (full name)
    stateOrProvinceName_default     = Some-State
    localityName                    = Locality Name (eg, city)
    0.organizationName                    = Organization Name (eg, company)
    0.organizationName_default      = Stunnel Developers Ltd
    organizationalUnitName          = Organizational Unit Name (eg, section)
     #organizationalUnitName_default =
    0.commonName                          = Common Name (FQDN of your server)
    0.commonName_default            = localhost
    # To create a certificate for more than one name uncomment:
    # 1.commonName                  = DNS alias of your server
    # 2.commonName                  = DNS alias of your server
    # ... # See
    # to see how Netscape understands commonName.
    [ cert_type ]
    nsCertType = server

    7.  Copy stunnel.pem to <stunnel install directory>/uptimeagent.pem

    8.  Create the uptimeagent.conf  with the following lines in the stunnel install directory: