[jdev] XMPP MITM proxy

viq vicviq at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 17:31:17 UTC 2011

On 9/7/11, Christopher Orr <chris at orr.me.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Does anybody know if there is any XMPP proxy software out there,
> specifically that can act as a man-in-the-middle for debug purposes?
> Something like:
> - Client attempts connection to Server
> - Connection is re-routed to Proxy
> - Proxy forwards stanzas to Server
> - Proxy doesn't advertise <starttls> to Client
> - Proxy handles TLS with the Server
> - Traffic between Client and Proxy is plaintext and can be observed
> This would be useful with proprietary clients, where there isn't a
> chance to access the server or to disable TLS for a given account.
> Or for clients that insist on TLS, more advanced would be to allow TLS
> between Client and Proxy (assuming the Client trusts the certificate the
> Proxy provides), similar to the awesome Charles Proxy (for HTTP) [1].
> Anyway, any pointers would be appreciated.

How about stunnel? Or if clients want to insist on ssl (I don't think
it supports TLS), two stunnels:
I've done that at least once, though not for xmpp traffic.

> Thanks,
> Chris
> [1]: http://charlesproxy.com/documentation/proxying/ssl-proxying/
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