[][src]Crate spectacles_proxy

A simple reverse proxy, to be used with Hyper.

The implementation ensures that Hop-by-hop headers are stripped correctly in both directions, and adds the client's IP address to a comma-space-separated list of forwarding addresses in the X-Forwarded-For header.

The implementation is based on Go's httputil.ReverseProxy.


Add these dependencies to your Cargo.toml file.

hyper-reverse-proxy = "0.4"
hyper = "0.12"
futures = "0.1"

The following example will set up a reverse proxy listening on, and will proxy these calls:

  • "/target/first" will be proxied to

  • "/target/second" will be proxied to

  • All other URLs will be handled by debug_request function, that will display request information.

use hyper::server::conn::AddrStream;
use hyper::{Body, Request, Response, Server};
use hyper::service::{service_fn, make_service_fn};
use futures::future::{self, Future};

type BoxFut = Box<Future<Item=Response<Body>, Error=hyper::Error> + Send>;

fn debug_request(req: Request<Body>) -> BoxFut {
    let body_str = format!("{:?}", req);
    let response = Response::new(Body::from(body_str));

fn main() {

    // This is our socket address...
    let addr = ([127, 0, 0, 1], 13900).into();

    // A `Service` is needed for every connection.
    let make_svc = make_service_fn(|socket: &AddrStream| {
        let remote_addr = socket.remote_addr();
        service_fn(move |req: Request<Body>| { // returns BoxFut

            if req.uri().path().starts_with("/target/first") {

                // will forward requests to port 13901
                return hyper_reverse_proxy::call(remote_addr.ip(), "", req)

            } else if req.uri().path().starts_with("/target/second") {

                // will forward requests to port 13902
                return hyper_reverse_proxy::call(remote_addr.ip(), "", req)

            } else {

    let server = Server::bind(&addr)
        .map_err(|e| eprintln!("server error: {}", e));

    println!("Running server on {:?}", addr);

    // Run this server for... forever!