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fd46c663François Kooman mention VPN Server software is licensed under AGPLv3+ 4 months ago

#title: HTTP Proxy description: Redirect VPN traffic over a HTTP proxy category: advanced

Today we will setup a HTTP proxy to tunnel OpenVPN client traffic over. We only care about CentOS 7 at this stage.

#Server

Make sure you install Apache:

$ sudo yum -y install httpd

Put the following configuration snippet in /etc/httpd/conf.d/proxy.conf:

ProxyRequests On
AllowConnect 1194

<Proxy "*">
    Require valid-user
    AuthType Basic
    AuthBasicProvider file
    AuthUserFile "/etc/httpd/proxy-users"
    AuthName "Proxy"
</Proxy>

Add user foo with password bar to the proxy-users file:

$ htpasswd -B -b -c /etc/httpd/proxy-users foo bar

Make sure you allow Apache to connect to the network:

$ setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect=on

Enable and start Apache:

$ sudo systemctl enable --now httpd

That's all!

#Client

NOTE this will all be over HTTP, so the password will be sent in plain text!

In your OpenVPN client configuration you can enable the http-proxy option. Make sure you only list "remotes" with the TCP protocol.

For example:

remote vpn.tuxed.net 1194 tcp

# ...

http-proxy proxy.tuxed.net 80 basic

<http-proxy-user-pass>
foo
bar
</http-proxy-user-pass>

You can also use IP addresses. Currently the hostname do not work as IPv6 is again broken on the VM platform hosting proxy.tuxed.net.

Client log output when connecting using a proxy:

Thu Jul  2 23:37:28 2020 Attempting to establish TCP connection with [AF_INET]145.100.181.81:80 [nonblock]
Thu Jul  2 23:37:29 2020 TCP connection established with [AF_INET]145.100.181.81:80
Thu Jul  2 23:37:29 2020 Send to HTTP proxy: 'CONNECT 116.203.195.80:1194 HTTP/1.0'
Thu Jul  2 23:37:29 2020 Send to HTTP proxy: 'Host: 116.203.195.80'
Thu Jul  2 23:37:29 2020 Attempting Basic Proxy-Authorization
Thu Jul  2 23:37:30 2020 HTTP proxy returned: 'HTTP/1.0 200 Connection Established'