What is it
PowerTunnel is an extensible proxy server built on top of LittleProxy.
PowerTunnel provides an SDK that allows you to extend its functionality however you like, and even handle encrypted HTTPS traffic (powered by LittleProxy-MITM), which can be especially useful in web development. PowerTunnel has an Android version, so any plugin you write can work on almost all devices.
PowerTunnel was originally developed and is best known as a censorship bypass tool. This functionality has been spun off in the LibertyTunnel plugin which is installed by default, just like DNS Resolver with DNS over HTTPS support.
PowerTunnel is an active DPI circumvention utility - it works only on your PC and do not route your traffic through some third-party webservers. It creates a local proxy server on your device and diverts your HTTP(S) traffic there, where PowerTunnel modifies your traffic in a special way to exploit bugs in DPI systems which makes it possible to bypass the lock - without (significantly) slowing down your Internet connection.
Anti-censorship module can be configured in Plugins window - it is called LibertyTunnel.
In this sense, PowerTunnel is a free cross-platform implementation of GoodbyeDPI written in Java.
Please, note that PowerTunnel does not change your IP address.
PowerTunnel binary can be downloaded from the Releases page.
If you don't trust the prebuilt binaries, you can build PowerTunnel from source - it is using Gradle build system.
PowerTunnel is a portable Java application, and it does not require additional steps to get it working.
You need to install Java to run PowerTunnel.
PowerTunnel can be started by double-clicking the executable .jar file or by starting it from command line (see below).
After the first launch, PowerTunnel will create directories for storing plugins and configuration files.
To install a plugin, just place its .jar file into
Please, make sure you do not have installed different versions of the same plugin.
Installed plugins can be configured from the user interface - click the "Plugins" button of main window to see the list of plugins.
You can specify some params that will override settings through CLI:
$ java -jar PowerTunnel.jar -help --help display help --start start proxy server after load --console run application in console mode --ip <arg> set proxy server IP address --port <arg> set proxy server port --auth-username <arg> set proxy authorization username --auth-password <arg> set proxy authorization password --upstream-proxy-host <arg> set upstream proxy host --upstream-proxy-port <arg> set upstream proxy port --upstream-auth-password <arg> set upstream proxy password --upstream-auth-username <arg> set upstream proxy username --upstream-proxy-protocol <arg> set upstream proxy protocol [HTTP/SOCKS4/SOCKS5] --minimized minimize UI to tray after start --set-ui-scale-factor <arg> set UI scale factor --auto-proxy-setup-ie setup proxy using Internet Explorer [Windows] --disable-auto-proxy-setup disable auto proxy setup --disable-native-skin disable platform native UI skin --disable-tray disable tray mode --disable-ui-scaling disable UI scaling --disable-updater disable Update Notifier --enable-logging enable logging to file --lang <arg> set UI language --cfg <arg> set preference value --version print version details
If you need to set a certain plugin preference, use
-cfg pluginID.preferenceKey [value]
- LibertyTunnel - anti-censorship plugin for PowerTunnel
- DNS Resolver - DNS Resolver with DNS over HTTPS (DoH) support