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**mitmproxy** is an SSL-capable man-in-the-middle proxy for HTTP. It provides a
console interface that allows traffic flows to be inspected and edited on the
**mitmdump** is the command-line version of mitmproxy, with the same
functionality but without the user interface. Think tcpdump for HTTP.
Complete documentation and a set of practical tutorials is included in the
distribution package, and is also available at mitmproxy.org_.
- Intercept HTTP requests and responses and modify them on the fly.
- Save complete HTTP conversations for later replay and analysis.
- Replay the client-side of an HTTP conversations.
- Replay HTTP responses of a previously recorded server.
- Reverse proxy mode to forward traffic to a specified server.
- Make scripted changes to HTTP traffic using Python.
- SSL certificates for interception are generated on the fly.
Releases and rendered documentation can be found on the mitmproxy website:
Source is hosted on github:
Come join us in the #mitmproxy channel on the OFTC IRC network
(, port 6667).
We also have a mailing list, hosted here:
* Python_ 2.6.x or 2.7.x.
* PyOpenSSL_ 0.12 or newer.
* pyasn1_ 0.1.2 or newer.
* urwid_ version 0.9.8 or newer.
* PIL_ version 1.1 or newer.
* lxml_ version 2.3 or newer.
The following auxiliary components may be needed if you plan to hack on
* The test suite uses the pry_ unit testing
* Rendering the documentation requires countershape_.
**mitmproxy** is tested and developed on OSX, Linux and OpenBSD. Windows is not
supported at the moment.
You should also make sure that your console environment is set up with the
* EDITOR environment variable to determine the external editor.
* PAGER environment variable to determine the external pager.
* Appropriate entries in your mailcap files to determine external
viewers for request and response contents.
.. _python:
.. _PyOpenSSL:
.. _pyasn1:
.. _PIL:
.. _lxml:
.. _urwid:
.. _pry:
.. _countershape:
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