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Implementing a #HTTPS #Tunnel using c#


You very rarely have to work at TCP/IP level whenever writing network code in C#, and if you find yourself doing it, you’ve probably taken a very wrong turn. However, since information is sparse about the format of low level TCP requests, I’m writing this article.

This particular code snippet shows how to make a HTTPS tunnel via a proxy server in C#. It involves these steps:

  1. Send a CONNECT command instructing the proxy to connect to a remote server on a given port, i.e. 443 for SSL, and forward all subsequent traffic to this host and port.
  2. Read the response from the proxy, it should be a line saying “200 Tunnel Established”
  3. Pass the stream to a SSL stream object, and call AuthenticateAsClient
  4. Send HTTP data as normal.

Here’s some code to connect to ICanHazIP via SSL.

private static string TestIp(WebProxy proxy)
var tcp = new TcpClient(proxy.Address.Host, proxy.Address.Port);
var stream = tcp.GetStream();
var connect = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(“CONNECT http://www.icanhazip.com:443 HTTP/1.0\n\n”);
stream.Write(connect, 0, connect.Length);
var rawStream = new StreamReader(stream);
var strConnect = rawStream.ReadLine();
var ssl = new SslStream(stream);
var send = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(“GET / HTTP/1.0\r\n” +
“Host:www.icanhazip.com\r\n” +
ssl.Write(send, 0, send.Length);
var sr = new StreamReader(ssl);
var str = sr.ReadToEnd();
return str;

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  1. alok singh
    January 31, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    I am intreseted how to create a https proxy server which take https request with or without using certificates.


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