This is a tight, fast implementation of the PageKite protocol in C, suitable for high-performance or embedded applications.
This code is a work in progress.
What is PageKite?
PageKite is a protocol for dynamic, tunneled reverse proxying of arbitrary TCP byte streams. It is particularly well suited for making a HTTP server on a device without a public IP address visible to the wider Internet, but can also be used for a variety of other things, including SSH access.
For more information about PageKite, see http://pagekite.org/
What is in the box?
Things that work:
httpkite.c Sample implementation of a very basic HTTP server pagekitec.c Basic standalone pagekite back-end connector/proxy.
Works in progress:
pagekite-jni.c JNI wrapper for use in Android development libpagekite.py A simple Python wrapper
Everything else is either support code or documentation.
httpkite.c is probably the easiest way to get started hacking.
You can build it like so:
$ make httpkite
Running the program will give some hints on how to use it. It does not do anything useful on its own, the idea is to provide a basic implementation which can extended and build upon.
A more complete implementation of a PageKite proxy is in
This project has a Wiki page: https://pagekite.net/wiki/Floss/LibPageKite/
Getting started on Android
This source tree can be included in an Android project using the NDK. It has been tested and verified to work with revision 8 of the NDK, targetting Android 2.2 (Froyo, API level 8).
If PageKite is the only native package you are using, the quickest way to get it to build as part of your project is by adding the following symbolic links to your project tree:
cd /path/to/YourApp/ ln -s /path/to/libpagekite/ jni mkdir -p src/net/pagekite ln -s /path/to/libpagekite/net.pagekite.lib src/net/pagekite/lib
You will also need to grab a copy of OpenSSL for Android, we recommend the version maintained by the Guardian Project:
cd /path/to/libpagekite/ git clone https://github.com/guardianproject/openssl-android.git
(Although not recommended, SSL support can be skipped by commenting out
the relevant lines in the
Android.mk file and removing
Finally, the JNI interface can then be built using the commands:
cd /path/to/YourApp/ export NDK_PROJECT_PATH=/path/to/android-ndk make -f jni/Makefile android
Expect this to take a while, as building OpenSSL for multiple architectures
is a pretty big task. Once everything has been compiled, you should be able
net.pagekite.lib and use the methods of the
in your app - but please read our licensing terms carefully if your app is
not Open Source.
If you are using multiple native packages, you may need to structure your code differently and massage the Android.mk files a bit.
License and Copyright
libpagekite is Copyright 2011, 2012, The Beanstalks Project ehf.
This code is released under the Apache License 2.0, but may also be used according to the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License. Please see the file COPYING.md for details on which license applies to you.
Commercial support for this code, as well as managed front-end relay service, are available from https://pagekite.net/.