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mitmproxy

a man-in-the-middle proxy

- Start mitmproxy with default settings:
mitmproxy

- Start mitmproxy bound to custom address and port:
mitmproxy -b [ip_address] -p [port]

mitmproxy [options]

mitmproxy is a console tool that allows interactive examination and modification of HTTP traffic. It differs from mitmdump in that all flows are kept in memory, which means that it's intended for taking and manipulating small-ish samples. Use the ? shortcut key to view, context-sensitive documentation from any mitmproxy screen.

Optional Arguments

-h, --help
show this help message and exit
--version
show program's version number and exit
-b ADDR
Address to bind proxy to (defaults to all interfaces)
--anticache
Strip out request headers that might cause the server to return 304-not-modified.
--confdir CONFDIR
Configuration directory. (~/.mitmproxy)
-e
Show event log.
-n
Don't start a proxy server.
-p PORT
Proxy service port.
-P REVERSE_PROXY
Reverse proxy to upstream server: http[s]://host[:port]
-F FORWARD_PROXY
Proxy to unconditionally forward to: http[s]://host[:port]
-q
Quiet.
-r RFILE
Read flows from file.
-s "script.py --bar"
Run a script. Surround with quotes to pass script arguments. Can be passed multiple times.
-t FILTER
Set sticky cookie filter. Matched against requests.
-T
Set transparent proxy mode.
-u FILTER
Set sticky auth filter. Matched against requests.
-v
Increase verbosity. Can be passed multiple times.
-w WFILE
Write flows to file.
-z
Try to convince servers to send us un-compressed data.
-Z SIZE
Byte size limit of HTTP request and response bodies. Understands k/m/g suffixes, i.e. 3m for 3 megabytes.
--host
Use the Host header to construct URLs for display.
--no-upstream-cert
Don't connect to upstream server to look up certificate details.
--debug
Enable debug information.
--palette PALETTE
Select color palette: dark, light, solarized_dark, solarized_light

Web App

-a
Disable the mitmproxy web app.
--app-host host
Domain to serve the app from. For transparent mode, use an IP when a DNS entry for the app domain is not present. Default: mitm.it
--app-port 80
Port to serve the app from.
--app-external
Serve the app outside of the proxy.

Client Replay

-c PATH
Replay client requests from a saved file.

Server Replay

-S PATH
Replay server responses from a saved file.
-k
Kill extra requests during replay.
--rheader RHEADERS
Request headers to be considered during replay. Can be passed multiple times.
--norefresh
Disable response refresh, which updates times in cookies and headers for replayed responses.
--no-pop
Disable response pop from response flow. This makes it possible to replay same response multiple times.

Replacements

Replacements are of the form "/pattern/regex/replacement", where the separator can be any character. Please see the documentation for more information.

--replace PATTERN
Replacement pattern.
--replace-from-file PATH
Replacement pattern, where the replacement clause is a path to a file.

Set Headers

Header specifications are of the form "/pattern/header/value", where the separator can be any character. Please see the documentation for more information.

--setheader PATTERN
Header set pattern.

Proxy Authentication

Specify which users are allowed to access the proxy and the method used for authenticating them. These options are ignored if the proxy is in transparent or reverse proxy mode.

--nonanonymous
Allow access to any user long as a credentials are specified.
--singleuser USER
Allows access to a a single user, specified in the form username:password.
--htpasswd PATH
Allow access to users specified in an Apache htpasswd file.

SSL

--cert
CERT User-created SSL certificate file.
--client-certs CLIENTCERTS
Client certificate directory.

Filters

See help in mitmproxy for filter expression syntax.

-i INTERCEPT, --intercept INTERCEPT
Intercept filter expression.

mitmproxy was written by Aldo Cortesi.

This manual page was written by Alex Chernyakhovsky achernya@mit.edu for the Debian GNU/Linux system, but its use elsewhere is encouraged.

mitmproxy documentation and examples are available online at http://mitmproxy.org/doc/mitmproxy.html.

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