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A personal HTTP server for serving one-time-use bash scripts

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A personal HTTP server for serving one-time-use bash scripts (think installers)

You know all those docs for cool dev tools that start out by telling you to install their software in one line, like this?

bash <(curl -s http://example.com/install.sh)

I call that a curl bomb… I don’t know if anyone else does.

This script is an HTTP server that will serve that script to a client exactly once and then quit. Yea, you could just use “python -m http.server”, really this is just a bit more than that.

Example Use

Serve a script stored in a file:

curlbomb /path/to/script

This outputs a curl command to run the script on aanother computer:

Client command:

  bash <(curl http://10.13.37.133:47601 -H "X-knock: c19fed96a78844b982053448e44060f9")

You can also pipe in scripts:

cat /path/to/script | curlbomb

Or from shell scripts:

cat <<EOF | curlbomb
#!/bin/bash
echo "I'm a script output from another script on another computer"
EOF

The shebang line is interpreted and automatically changes the curlbomb command:

cat <<EOF | curlbomb
#!/usr/bin/env python3
import this
print("Hello, from Python!")
EOF

Which outputs the following curlbomb, tailored for Python:

/usr/bin/env python3 <(curl http://10.13.37.133:55298 -H "X-knock: 3b4bc96e29754238a30c286d1c8173c7")

You can also get the curl without the bomb by specifying –survey, which only outputs the inner curl command.

Command Line Args

usage: curlbomb [-h] [-k] [-n NUM_GETS] [-p PORT] [-q] [-c COMMAND]
                [--ssl CERTIFICATE] [--mime-type MIME_TYPE] [--survey]
                [FILE]

curlbomb

positional arguments:
  FILE                  File to serve (default: <_io.TextIOWrapper
                        name='<stdin>' mode='r' encoding='UTF-8'>)

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -k, --disable-knock   Don't require authentication (no X-knock header)
                        (default: False)
  -n NUM_GETS           Number of times to serve resource (default: 1)
  -p PORT               TCP port number to use (default: random)
  -q                    Be quiet (default: False)
  -c COMMAND            The the shell command to curlbomb into (default: AUTO)
  --ssl CERTIFICATE     Use SSL with the given certificate (default: None)
  --mime-type MIME_TYPE
                        The content type to serve the file as (default:
                        text/plain)
  --survey              Just a survey mission, no bomb run (default: False)

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