Secure Client for exposing TLS (aka SSL) secured services as plain-text connections locally, and for multiplexing a single port with multiple protocols using SNI
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README.md

sclient.go

Secure Client for exposing TLS (aka SSL) secured services as plain-text connections locally.

Also ideal for multiplexing a single port with multiple protocols using SNI.

Unwrap a TLS connection:

$ sclient whatever.com:443 localhost:3000
> [listening] whatever.com:443 <= localhost:3000

Connect via Telnet

$ telnet localhost 3000

Connect via netcat (nc)

$ nc localhost 3000

cURL

$ curl http://localhost:3000 -H 'Host: whatever.com'

A poor man’s (or Windows user’s) makeshift replacement for openssl s_client, stunnel, or socat.

Install

Downloads

Build from source

For the moment you’ll have to install go and compile sclient yourself:

git clone https://git.coolaj86.com/coolaj86/sclient.go.git
pushd sclient.go
go build -o dist/sclient sclient*.go
rsync -av dist/sclient /usr/local/bin/sclient
go run sclient*.go example.com:443 localhost:3000

Usage

sclient [flags] <remote> <local>
  • flags
    • -k, --insecure ignore invalid TLS (SSL/HTTPS) certificates
  • remote
    • must have servername (i.e. example.com)
    • port is optional (default is 443)
  • local
    • address is optional (default is localhost)
    • must have port (i.e. 3000)

Examples

Bridge between telebit.cloud and local port 3000.

sclient telebit.cloud 3000

Same as above, but more explicit

sclient telebit.cloud:443 localhost:3000

Ignore a bad TLS/SSL/HTTPS certificate and connect anyway.

sclient -k badtls.telebit.cloud:443 localhost:3000

Reading from stdin

sclient telebit.cloud:443 -
sclient telebit.cloud:443 - </path/to/file

Piping

printf "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: telebit.cloud\r\n\r\n" | sclient telebit.cloud:443