A super simple reverse proxy.
A super simple HTTP/1.1 proxy, with TLS and Let’s Encrypt support.
rproxy takes care of your Let’s Encrypt certificates, automatically renewing them. This is done by the excellent txacme library.
Install from PyPI:
$ pip install rproxy
Make a directory to store your certificates:
$ mkdir my-certs
Make a rproxy.ini:
[rproxy] certificates=my-certs http_ports=80 https_ports=443 [hosts] mysite.com_port=8080
Then run it:
sudo twistd -u nobody -g nobody -n rproxy
This will start the server, drop permissions (setting the effective uid/guid to nobody), and will proxy incoming requests to mysite.com to localhost:8080. You can configure it further:
[rproxy] certificates=my-certs http_ports=80,8080 https_ports=443 clacks=true [hosts] mysite.com_port=8080 mysite.com_host=otherserver mysite.com_onlysecure=True mysite.com_proxysecure=True myothersite.net_port=8081
This config will:
- connect to https://otherserver:8080 as the proxied server for mysite.com, and only allow HTTPS connections to the proxy for this site
- connect to http://localhost:8081 as the proxied server for myothersite.net, and allow HTTP or HTTPS connections.
- http_ports – comma-separated list of numerical ports to listen on for HTTP connections.
- https_ports – comma-separated list of numerical ports to listen on for HTTPS connections.
- certificates – directory where certificates are kept.
- clacks – Enable X-Clacks-Overhead for requests.
- <host>_onlysecure – enforce HTTPS connections. If not set, or set to False, it will allow HTTP and HTTPS connections.
- <host>_proxysecure – connect to the proxied server by HTTPS. If not set, or set to False, it will connect over HTTP.
- <host>_port – The port of the proxied server that this proxy should connect to.
- <host>_host – the hostname/IP of the server to proxy to.
- <host>_sendhsts – send HSTS headers on HTTPS connections.
- <host>_wwwtoo – match www too.
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