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How can I encrypt the network connection between the client and server?

Last Reviewed:
29th October 2008

Easysoft recommend Zebedee.

Zebedee is a simple program to establish an encrypted, compressed "tunnel" for TCP/IP or UDP data transfer between two systems.

Zebedee is a neat little program which works on various Unix and Windows and is distributed in source and binary form. It works with two compression libraries (zlib and bzip2) and currently one encryption library, blowfish.

Zebedee is easy to build and works quite simply. You run zebedee on your server where it listens on a predetermined port. You then run zebedee on the client machine where you specify the server, server port where zebedee is running and the port for the normal service you want to use. The zebedee client then returns a port on your local machine which your client softwarecan use to communicate with the remote service using encryption and compression. The client and server application and service code do not need to be changed in any way.

The OOB performs a fair amount of compression of network data itself so it is normally advisable to omit the compression from the zebedee connection.

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