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node js forward all traffic from port a to port b

node js forward all traffic from port a to port b  using -'javascript,node.js,portforwarding'

I'm trying to forward all traffic from port 6999 to port 7000 (I know I could use iptables, but the idea is to use Node.js to do some packet inspection).

Here is the code I have sofar:

var net=require('net');
var compress=require('./node-compress/compress');

var ip='';
var ipPort=6999;
var opPort=7000;

var output=net.createServer(function(connOut){
        var input=net.createServer(function(connIn){

It just does not seem to work. When I do a tcpdump on port 7000, nothing shows up. Anyone have any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance,

asked Sep 18, 2015 by shegokar.anjeet
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Here's my go a it:

Supports giving the "from" and "to" from command line, and supports remote machines.

var net = require('net');

// parse "80" and "localhost:80" or even ""
var addrRegex = /^(([a-zA-Z\-\.0-9]+):)?(\d+)$/;

var addr = {
    from: addrRegex.exec(process.argv[2]),
    to: addrRegex.exec(process.argv[3])

if (!addr.from || ! {
    console.log('Usage:  ');

net.createServer(function(from) {
    var to = net.createConnection({
}).listen(addr.from[3], addr.from[2]);

(save as proxy.js)

To forward from localhost:9001 => localhost:80

$ node proxy.js 9001 80

Or localhost:9001 => otherhost:80

$ node proxy.js 9001 otherhost:80

(This was based on Andrey's answer, thanks!)

answered Sep 18, 2015 by 20shahi
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you need to have createConnection on one side. Here is the script I use to forward traffic

var net = require('net');

var sourceport = 1234;
var destport = 1235;

    var buff = "";
    var connected = false;
    var cli = net.createConnection(destport);
    s.on('data', function(d) {
        if (connected)
        } else {
           buff += d.toString();
    cli.on('connect', function() {
        connected = true;
answered Sep 18, 2015 by vimaldas2005
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Have you looked at the Node.js module Hoxy?

Quick description from the developer's README:

Hoxy is a web-hacking proxy for node.js, intended for use by web developers. Using hoxy, you can act as a "man in the middle" and alter HTTP requests and responses as they flow through, based on a set of conditional rules. As a running process, hoxy otherwise behaves like a standalone proxy server. Hoxy was inspired as a way to complement debuggers like Firebug, which let you manipulate the client runtime but not the underlying HTTP conversation.

This should work pretty well unless you're looking for a lower level, packet to packet inspection of the data.

answered Sep 18, 2015 by deepak