Camo is all about making insecure assets look secure. This is an SSL image proxy to prevent mixed content warnings on secure pages served from GitHub.
We want to allow people to keep embedding images in comments/issues/READMEs/google charting.
Using a shared key, proxy URLs are encrypted with hmac so we can bust caches/ban/rate limit if needed.
Camo currently runs on node version 0.4.10 at GitHub.
- Proxy google charts
- Proxy images under 5 MB
- Follow redirects to a configurable depth
- Proxy remote images with a content-type of
- 404s for anything other than a 200, 301, 302, 303, 304 or 307 HTTP response
- Disallows proxying to private IP ranges
At GitHub we render markdown and replace all of the
src attributes on the
img tags with the appropriate URL to hit the proxies. There's example code for creating URLs in the tests.
Camo supports two distinct URL formats:
<digest> is a 40 character hex encoded HMAC digest generated with a shared
secret key and the unescaped
<image-url> value. The
<image-url> is the
absolute URL locating an image. In the first format, the
<image-url> should be
URL escaped aggressively to ensure the original value isn't mangled in transit.
In the second format, each byte of the
<image-url> should be hex encoded such
that the resulting value includes only characters
Start the server
% coffee server.coffee
In another shell
% bundle install # first time only % bundle exec rake
To see the full URL restclient is hitting etc, try this.
% RESTCLIENT_LOG=stdout bundle exec rake
You can see an example god config here.
% coffee -c server.coffee % /usr/bin/env PORT=9090 CAMO_KEY="<my application key>" node server.js