Best Encryption for Python Client/Server

Paul Rubin http
Tue Sep 20 23:23:10 CEST 2005

Steve Holden <steve at> writes:
> > Here's my mission: simple P2P class with encryption of whatever type
> > of file is being sent, and authentication via encrypted user
> > name/password. So any type of file or login being sent over the net,
> > any communication between the scripts should be encrypted,
> > regardless of whether it is client/server communication, or file
> > transfer.
> Robert's suggestion was a good one, as ssh (rather than SSH) is very
> good at building encrypted tunnels between arbitrary processes.

If you want to use SSL in a similar fashion, try stunnel
(  Frankly I've never understood why ssh even
exists, but it's very widespread by now, and works pretty well within
its limitations.

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