Janus - Privacy & Compression Proxy
Get the code first.
git clone https://github.com/mozilla/node-janus
Next, use NPM to install all the dependencies.
cd node-janus npm install
Configuration and Usage
You can find the default proxy configuration in
All settings are exposed and documented there.
You may edit the settings directly in the default configuration file or preferably override some of settings using a custom configuration file, see the node-config documentation for more details about the configuration system.
To start the proxy, just run
The only command-line arguments supported are
-h for help and
showing the version.
You need at least Firefox 33 for SPDY proxy support.
When using a self-signed certificate, you need to add it to Firefox first. To do this, use Firefox to open the proxy via its host-port combination.
This should prompt you to add an exception for the self-signed certificate.
Automatic Client Configuration Using the Add-On
The prefered way for using the proxy is by installing the Janus add-on. When using the add-on, you can conveniently configure the optional features of the proxy and view some statistics on bandwidth savings.
Should you have reasons to set up the proxy without the add-on, please follow the manual instructions next.
Manual Client Configuration
You can configure the secure proxy in
Automatic proxy configuration URL and set it to your custom PAC file or
use the default configuration served by the integrated PAC server.
This will serve a suitable PAC file with the proper host and ports set.
config/default.yml for the default PAC server connection details.
For Fennec the steps are similar. Open
about:config and set
network.proxy.autoconfig_url to the location of your PAC file or the Janus
To load the PAC file and activate the proxy, set
By default, the proxy uses a basic in-memory cache and does only log basic metric stats. Additionally, the proxy supports a Redis-based caching solution and StatsD metrics reporting.
To enable the Redis cache, you need to have a running Redis server instance.
The proxy-side configuration is straight-forward using
where you set the host and port accordingly and switch caching modes by setting
To view and process the full metrics, you need a receiver compatible to StatsD
metrics. To establish a connection, simply set the
config/default.yml or your local overriding config files.
You will also need to use your own certificate for your server FQDN. You can
generate a new key and a new certificate simply by executing this command from
node-janus root directory:
openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout keys/key.pem -out keys/crt.pem
Be careful to correctly set the
Common Name with your server FQDN, e.g., for
Common Name (e.g. server FQDN or YOUR name) :example.com
Because a self-signed certificate is not delivered by a trusted CA, you will have to manually add it to your browser. Please have a look to the Firefox section for more details.
We would be happy to accept pull requests for known issues or useful new features, so we encourage you to contribute!
Please make sure all tests pass locally before putting the request up for review, additional tests for new features would be great, too.
To run all tests use
To get coverage statistics use
npm run-script coverage
To run performance tests using Marionette you need to point the configuration
to your Firefox binary in file
test.firefoxPath. Then launch the tests using
npm run-script marionette
To simulate different mobile network environments, use
npm run-script networksimulation 2G|3G|4G
and stop the system-wide simulation by reverting to the defaults using
npm run-script networksimulation default