This module implements a tiny HTTP proxy by extending
The latest version can be installed via PyPI:
$ pip install httproxy
$ easy_install httproxy
httproxy [options] httproxy [options] <allowed-client> ...
-h, --help Show this screen. --version Show version and exit. -H, --host HOST Host to bind to [default: 127.0.0.1]. -p, --port PORT Port to bind to [default: 8000]. -l, --logfile PATH Path to the logfile [default: STDOUT]. -i, --pidfile PIDFILE Path to the pidfile [default: httproxy.pid]. -d, --daemon Daemonize (run in the background). The default logfile path is httproxy.log in this case. -c, --configfile CONFIGFILE Path to a configuration file. -v, --verbose Log headers.
To start the proxy server and bind it to port 22222 (the port on which it will listen and accept connections):
httproxy -p 22222
To start the proxy server, bind it to port 22222 and tell it to log all requests
to the file
httproxy -p 22222 -l httproxy.log
To start the proxy server so it only allows connections from IP
To start the proxy server bound to port 22222, log to file
httproxy.log and run
the server in the background (as a daemon):
httproxy -p 22222 -l httproxy.log -d
Every option stated as a command-line argument can be passed using a configuration file. httproxy looks for the following files to read configuration:
- the value specified in
The names of the settings in the
main section are derived from the long
command line option names.
allowed-clients section holds a list of hostnames that can access the
proxy, one hostname per line. Remove this section or leave empty to allow any
client to connect.
An example file:
[main] host = localhost port = 8011 logfile = /Users/ambv/.httproxy/log pidfile = /Users/ambv/.httproxy/pid daemon = yes verbose = yes [allowed-clients] localhost 192.168.0.1
Note: command-line options have precedence over configuration file settings.
If you install
setproctitle, the name of the process reported by
be more descriptive.
If you install
psutil, httproxy will be able to automatically remove stale
pidfiles on startup.
- ability to read configuration from a file (
- ability to specify the address the proxy will bind to (
- ability to log headers sent and received (
- better process management: pidfile support, a more descriptive process title
(with the optional
- fixed spurious
[Errno 54] Connection reset by peertracebacks
- properly shuts down when receiving
- major code refactoring
- compatible with Python 2.6 and 2.7 only: requires
- added rudimentary FTP file retrieval
- added custom logging methods
- added code to make it run as a standalone application
Upgraded by Mitko Haralanov in 2009.
- basic version hosted in 2006 by the original author at http://www.oki-osk.jp/esc/python/proxy/
Script based on work by Suzuki Hisao and Mitko Haralanov, currently maintained by Łukasz Langa.