Transparent Proxy and Redirecting Sockets

Rodrick Brown rodrick.brown at
Thu Feb 21 16:39:19 CET 2013

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:24 AM, Luca Bongiorni <bongio87 at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Around I have found plenty useful sources about TCP transparent proxies.
> However I am still missing how to make socket redirection.
> What I would like to do is:
> host_A <--> PROXY <--> host_B
>               ^
>               |
> host_C <------
> At the beginning the proxy is simply forwarding the data between A and B.
> Subsequently, when a parser catches the right pattern, the proxy quit the
> communication between A and B and redirect all the traffic to the host_C.
> I would be pleased if someone would suggest me some resources or hints.
Are you looking for a Python way of doing this? I would highly recommend
taking a look at ha-proxy as its very robust, simple and fast. If you're
looking to implement this in Python code you may want to use a framework
like Twisted -

Twisted provides many functionality that can leverage to accomplish this

> Thank you :)
> Cheers,
> Luca
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