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README.md

TLS proxy

TLS proxy server for NMDC protocol. Currently supported by Verlihub 1.2.0.5 and later.

Generate self signed certificate

openssl req -new -newkey rsa:4096 -x509 -sha256 -days 365 -nodes -out "CertName.crt" -keyout "KeyName.key"

Install GoLang

In order to install latest version:

sudo snap install --classic go

Else use:

sudo apt-get install golang

Compile proxy server

git clone https://github.com/verlihub/tls-proxy.git
cd tls-proxy
go build proxy.go

With metrics:

go build --tags metrics proxy.go

Start proxy server

./proxy --cert="/path/to/CertName.crt" --key="/path/to/KeyName.key" --host="1.2.3.4:411" --hub="127.0.0.1:411"

1.2.3.4:411 is the proxy listening socket, the address that hub would normally be listening on. 127.0.0.1:411 is the hub listening socket, the address that accepts connections from the proxy. Add & at the end of command to run the process in background.

Configure the hub

!set listen_ip 127.0.0.1

!set tls_proxy_ip 127.0.0.1

Then start the hub as usual.

Protocol specification

Following command is sent to the hub right after the connection is established:

$MyIP 2.3.4.5 1.0|

2.3.4.5 is the real IP address of connected user. Second parameter stands for TLS version used by client, in case of non secure connection, 0.0 is passed to hub.

Important to know

Remember to set twice the regular ulimit before starting both servers, because there will be twice as many connections than you would usually have.

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