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#!/usr/bin/env python3
import os, sys, re
import subprocess, socket as s
def main(args=None):
import argparse
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(
description='Wrapper around mosh-server to punch "hole"'
' (initiate udp stream) to client on the other end before starting it.')
help='Visible IP address or hostname from which client will be connecting.'
' "Visible" here means one that actual UDP packets will be coming'
' from, i.e. can be a port of some router that does NAT on the client end.')
parser.add_argument('-c', '--client-port',
metavar='port', type=int, default=34730,
help='UDP port that mosh client will be connecting from.'
' Must be fixed one, known in advance, and NOT dynamically selected by mosh-client.'
' To make mosh-client bind to a specific port, use some'
' force-bind LD_PRELOAD tool, e.g. mosh-nat-bind.c alongside this script.'
' Should probably be >32k, as it is not a listening socket. Default: %(default)s')
parser.add_argument('-s', '--server-port',
metavar='port', type=int, default=34730,
help='UDP port that mosh-server will be started on, i.e. passed to its -s option.'
' This is the port that should be used with mosh-client to connect to this server.'
' Default: %(default)s')
opts = parser.parse_args(sys.argv[1:] if args is None else args)
addrinfo = s.getaddrinfo( opts.client_host, opts.client_port,
family=s.AF_INET, type=s.SOCK_DGRAM, proto=s.IPPROTO_UDP )
if not addrinfo: raise s.gaierror(f'No addrinfo for client host: {opts.client_host}')
except (s.gaierror, s.error) as err:
parser.error( f'Failed to resolve client host parameters (address, family, etc) via'
f' getaddrinfo: {(opts.client_host, opts.client_port)} - [{err.__class__.__name__,}] {err}' )
sock_af, sock_t, sock_proto, sock_cname, sock_addr = addrinfo[0]
with s.socket(sock_af, sock_t) as sock:
sock.bind(('', opts.server_port))
sock.sendto(b'mosh-nat-hole', sock_addr)
key = subprocess.check_output(
['mosh-server', 'new', '-p', str(opts.server_port)],
stderr=subprocess.DEVNULL )
for line in key.decode().splitlines():
m ='^MOSH CONNECT {opts.server_port} (\S+)(\s|$)', line)
if not m: continue
key =
else: parser.error(f'Failed to parse mosh key from mosh-server output')
print(f'mosh-client command:')
print(f' MNB_PORT={sock_addr[1]} LD_PRELOAD=./')
print(f' MOSH_KEY={key} mosh-client <server-addr> {opts.server_port}')
if __name__ == '__main__': sys.exit(main())