htc - Man Page

httptunnel client


htc [options] host[:port]


This manual page briefly documents the htc command.

htc sets up a httptunnel connection to PORT at HOST (default port is 8888). When a connection is made, I/O is redirected from the source specified by the --device or --forward-port switch to the tunnel.


The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options are included below.

-h,  --help

Show summary of options.

-c,  --content-length BYTES

use HTTP PUT requests of BYTES size (k, M, and G postfixes recognized)

-d,  --device DEVICE

use DEVICE for input and output

-F,  --forward-port PORT

use TCP port PORT for input and output

-k,  --keep-alive SECONDS

send keepalive bytes every SECONDS seconds (default is 5)

-M,  --max-connection-age SEC

maximum time a connection will stay open is SEC seconds (default is 300)

-S,  --strict-content-length

always write Content-Length bytes in requests

-A,  --proxy-authorization USER:PASSWORD

proxy authorization

--proxy-authorization-file FILE

proxy authorization file

-B,  --proxy-buffer-size BYTES

assume a proxy buffer size of BYTES bytes (k, M, and G postfixes recognized)

-P,  --proxy HOSTNAME[:PORT]

use a HTTP proxy (default port is 8080)

-T,  --timeout TIME

timeout, in milliseconds, before sending padding to a buffering proxy

-U,  --user-agent STRING

specify User-Agent value in HTTP requests

-V,  --version

output version information and exit


This manual page was contributed by Teemu Hukkanen <>, and was originally written for the Debian GNU/Linux system.