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3 TLSd usage

3.1 Initiating connections

TLSd reads space-separated hosts and services (ports) from its stdin, and initiates connections with those.

3.2 Child processes

When TLSd runs child processes, it sets the following environment variables:


Peer’s fingerprint: SHA256 hash of their certificate.


Either ‘CLIENT’ or ‘SERVER’, indicates what side of the connection we are on.

A child process can read peer’s messages from stdin, and send messages to a peer by writing them into stdout.