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Getting to an SSH account over a HTTP proxy

I want to use Python to connect to a SSH account over a HTTP proxy to
automate some operations. I thought paramiko would be able to do that,
but it can not (it seems).

Is there some other Python module that can do what I want?

--
mvh Björn
Jan 22 '07 #1
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BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
I want to use Python to connect to a SSH account over a HTTP proxy to
automate some operations. I thought paramiko would be able to do that,
but it can not (it seems).

Is there some other Python module that can do what I want?
Is there anything that can do what you want? Last time I checked there is no
such thing as SSH-over-HTTP. Are you sure that is possible?

Diez
Jan 22 '07 #2
Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
>I want to use Python to connect to a SSH account over a HTTP proxy to
automate some operations. I thought paramiko would be able to do that,
but it can not (it seems).

Is there some other Python module that can do what I want?

Is there anything that can do what you want? Last time I checked there is no
such thing as SSH-over-HTTP. Are you sure that is possible?
He's referring to the HTTP CONNECT method, which can tunnel arbitrary
TCP connections, not just HTTP. The IETF draft for this is titled
"Tunneling TCP based protocols through Web proxy servers".

AFAIK, there are no Python modules which support that. The protocol
itself is fairly simply though, so it shouldn't be too hard to write
your own wrapper or proxy for the client side. Things get a little more
complicated if you have to authenticate with the proxy first.

Jan 22 '07 #3
On Mon, 22 Jan 2007 14:40:49 +0100, Diez B. Roggisch <de***@nospam.w eb.dewrote:
BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
>I want to use Python to connect to a SSH account over a HTTP proxy to
automate some operations. I thought paramiko would be able to do that,
but it can not (it seems).

Is there some other Python module that can do what I want?

Is there anything that can do what you want? Last time I checked there is no
such thing as SSH-over-HTTP. Are you sure that is possible?
I am pretty sure there is. Or at least TCP-over-HTTP, or IP-over-HTTP. An
acquaintance of mine used it to tonnel home through a corporate firewall. I
think -- I didn't want to know the details.

If you implement in the same way as ssh tunnels, the application doesn't
need to know anything about it -- you just talk to a TCP port on localhost.
Good for everyone involved.

/Jorgen

--
// Jorgen Grahn <grahn@ Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu
\X/ snipabacken.dyn dns.org R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Jan 22 '07 #4

BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
I want to use Python to connect to a SSH account over a HTTP proxy to
automate some operations. I thought paramiko would be able to do that,
but it can not (it seems).

Is there some other Python module that can do what I want?

--
mvh Björn
Did you take a look at twisted library?
twistedmatrix.c om
http://twistedmatrix.com/projects/co...o/clients.html
I haven't tried to connect over port 80, but its worth a try.

-N

Jan 23 '07 #5
Am Dienstag, 23. Januar 2007 02:16 schrieb Nanjundi:
BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
I want to use Python to connect to a SSH account over a HTTP proxy to
automate some operations. I thought paramiko would be able to do that,
but it can not (it seems).

Is there some other Python module that can do what I want?

--
mvh Björn

Did you take a look at twisted library?
twistedmatrix.c om
http://twistedmatrix.com/projects/co...o/clients.html
I haven't tried to connect over port 80, but its worth a try.

-N
If you need it for automation you might want to use pexpect:
http://pexpect.sourceforge.net/

It listens to the tty-stream and simulates a user typing in commands. It is
very useful, e.g. if you want to start processes on many machines over ssh.
If there are gateways/firewalls between - no problem just use a
second "sendline(' ssh user@nextmachin e')"

The only problem is the regular expression: If e.g. you use a custom $PS1
variable for your prompt you have to account for that.

Regards,
wr
Jan 23 '07 #6
Jorgen Grahn <gr********@sni pabacken.dyndns .orgskriver:
I am pretty sure there is. Or at least TCP-over-HTTP, or IP-over-HTTP. An
acquaintance of mine used it to tonnel home through a corporate firewall. I
think -- I didn't want to know the details.
Ypu can tunnel ip over anything. (Even email if you like...) Nu tunnel
out from that company was based on http-proxy. A small program called
connect (the final version I used was by Shun-ichi Goto and under
GPL.) Bascilly it makes a http-proxt connect to an other site (my sshd)
Then using sshd and pppd as program inte other end makes a good way to
tunnel IP also :-)

/ Anders
--
http://anders.arnholm.nu/ Keep on Balping
Jan 23 '07 #7
use pexpect to set the prompt after the login.

class Login(General):
"""Class spawning an ssh expect instance"""
def __init__(self, user, host, pwd, cfg_name=None, log=None):
if cfg_name:
self.testcell = test_config(cfg _name)
self.spawn = pexpect.spawn(" ssh %s@%s" % (user, host), [], 100)
if log:
self.spawn.logf ile = log
sshreply = self.spawn.expe ct(["Last login", "assword", "connecting "])

if sshreply == 1:
self.spawn.send line(pwd)
self.spawn.expe ct("Last login")
elif sshreply == 2:
time.sleep(0.1)
self.spawn.send line("yes")
print self.spawn.afte r
Login(user, host, cfg_name, log)
time.sleep(1)
self.prompt=pro mpt_chg(self.sp awn, "PROMPT:")
self.spawn.send line("uname -a")
self.spawn.expe ct(self.prompt)
On Jan 23, 10:28 am, Willi Richert <w.rich...@gmx. netwrote:
Am Dienstag, 23. Januar 2007 02:16 schrieb Nanjundi:
BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
I want to use Python to connect to a SSH account over a HTTP proxy to
automate some operations. I thought paramiko would be able to do that,
but it can not (it seems).
Is there some other Python module that can do what I want?
--
mvh Björn
Did you take a look at twisted library?
twistedmatrix.c om
http://twistedmatrix.com/projects/co...o/clients.html
I haven't tried to connect over port 80, but its worth a try.
-NIf you need it for automation you might want to usepexpect:http://pexpect.sourceforge.net/

It listens to the tty-stream and simulates a user typing in commands. It is
very useful, e.g. if you want to start processes on many machines over ssh.
If there are gateways/firewalls between - no problem just use a
second "sendline(' ssh user@nextmachin e')"

The only problem is the regular expression: If e.g. you use a custom $PS1
variable for your prompt you have to account for that.

Regards,
wr
Jan 24 '07 #8
On 22 Jan 2007 17:16:35 -0800, Nanjundi <na******@gmail .comwrote:
BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
I want to use Python to connect to a SSH account over a HTTP proxy to
automate some operations. I thought paramiko would be able to do that,
but it can not (it seems).

Is there some other Python module that can do what I want?

--
mvh Björn

Did you take a look at twisted library?
twistedmatrix.c om
http://twistedmatrix.com/projects/co...o/clients.html
I haven't tried to connect over port 80, but its worth a try.
I looked at Twisted, but I did not understand how it could solve my
problem. I do not want to create my own SSH client and, AFAICT, there
is no SSH client in Twisted. The library also seem to have some
problems with handling HTTP proxies in a transparent way:
http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/ticket/1774

--
mvh Björn
Jan 25 '07 #9
On 1/22/07, Yu-Xi Lim <yu**@ece.gatec h.eduwrote:
He's referring to the HTTP CONNECT method, which can tunnel arbitrary
TCP connections, not just HTTP. The IETF draft for this is titled
"Tunneling TCP based protocols through Web proxy servers".

AFAIK, there are no Python modules which support that. The protocol
itself is fairly simply though, so it shouldn't be too hard to write
your own wrapper or proxy for the client side. Things get a little more
complicated if you have to authenticate with the proxy first.
The proxy in question requires authentication. Do you mean that I
should be able to write something that handles the communication to
the proxy and then run a library like paramiko "over that"? I have no
idea how to do that.

--
mvh Björn
Jan 25 '07 #10

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