Getting to an SSH account over a HTTP proxy

Yu-Xi Lim yuxi at
Mon Jan 22 15:46:57 CET 2007

Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
> BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
>> I want to use Python to connect to a SSH account over a HTTP proxy to
>> automate some operations. I thought paramiko would be able to do that,
>> but it can not (it seems).
>> Is there some other Python module that can do what I want?
> Is there anything that can do what you want? Last time I checked there is no
> such thing as SSH-over-HTTP. Are you sure that is possible?

He's referring to the HTTP CONNECT method, which can tunnel arbitrary 
TCP connections, not just HTTP. The IETF draft for this is titled 
"Tunneling TCP based protocols through Web proxy servers".

AFAIK, there are no Python modules which support that. The protocol 
itself is fairly simply though, so it shouldn't be too hard to write 
your own wrapper or proxy for the client side. Things get a little more 
complicated if you have to authenticate with the proxy first.

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