kubectl-proxy - Man Page

Run a proxy to the Kubernetes API server

Eric Paris Jan 2015

Synopsis

kubectl proxy [Options]

Description

Creates a proxy server or application-level gateway between localhost and the Kubernetes API Server. It also allows serving static content over specified HTTP path. All incoming data enters through one port and gets forwarded to the remote kubernetes API Server port, except for the path matching the static content path.

Options

--accept-hosts="^localhost$,^127\.0\.0\.1$,^\[::1\]$" Regular expression for hosts that the proxy should accept.

--accept-paths="^.*" Regular expression for paths that the proxy should accept.

--address="127.0.0.1" The IP address on which to serve on.

--api-prefix="/" Prefix to serve the proxied API under.

--disable-filter=false If true, disable request filtering in the proxy. This is dangerous, and can leave you vulnerable to XSRF attacks, when used with an accessible port.

--keepalive=0s keepalive specifies the keep-alive period for an active network connection. Set to 0 to disable keepalive.

-p, --port=8001 The port on which to run the proxy. Set to 0 to pick a random port.

--reject-methods="^$" Regular expression for HTTP methods that the proxy should reject (example --reject-methods='POST,PUT,PATCH').

--reject-paths="^/api/./pods/.
/exec,^/api/./pods/./attach" Regular expression for paths that the proxy should reject. Paths specified here will be rejected even accepted by --accept-paths.

-u, --unix-socket="" Unix socket on which to run the proxy.

-w, --www="" Also serve static files from the given directory under the specified prefix.

-P, --www-prefix="/static/" Prefix to serve static files under, if static file directory is specified.

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

--add-dir-header=false If true, adds the file directory to the header of the log messages

--alsologtostderr=false log to standard error as well as files

--application-metrics-count-limit=100 Max number of application metrics to store (per container)

--as="" Username to impersonate for the operation

--as-group=[] Group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple groups.

--azure-container-registry-config="" Path to the file containing Azure container registry configuration information.

--boot-id-file="/proc/sys/kernel/random/boot_id" Comma-separated list of files to check for boot-id. Use the first one that exists.

--cache-dir="/builddir/.kube/cache" Default cache directory

--certificate-authority="" Path to a cert file for the certificate authority

--client-certificate="" Path to a client certificate file for TLS

--client-key="" Path to a client key file for TLS

--cloud-provider-gce-l7lb-src-cidrs=130.211.0.0/22,35.191.0.0/16 CIDRs opened in GCE firewall for L7 LB traffic proxy health checks

--cloud-provider-gce-lb-src-cidrs=130.211.0.0/22,209.85.152.0/22,209.85.204.0/22,35.191.0.0/16 CIDRs opened in GCE firewall for L4 LB traffic proxy health checks

--cluster="" The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use

--container-hints="/etc/cadvisor/container_hints.json" location of the container hints file

--containerd="/run/containerd/containerd.sock" containerd endpoint

--containerd-namespace="k8s.io" containerd namespace

--context="" The name of the kubeconfig context to use

--default-not-ready-toleration-seconds=300 Indicates the tolerationSeconds of the toleration for notReady:NoExecute that is added by default to every pod that does not already have such a toleration.

--default-unreachable-toleration-seconds=300 Indicates the tolerationSeconds of the toleration for unreachable:NoExecute that is added by default to every pod that does not already have such a toleration.

--disable-root-cgroup-stats=false Disable collecting root Cgroup stats

--docker="unix:///var/run/docker.sock" docker endpoint

--docker-env-metadata-whitelist="" a comma-separated list of environment variable keys matched with specified prefix that needs to be collected for docker containers

--docker-only=false Only report docker containers in addition to root stats

--docker-root="/var/lib/docker" DEPRECATED: docker root is read from docker info (this is a fallback, default: /var/lib/docker)

--docker-tls=false use TLS to connect to docker

--docker-tls-ca="ca.pem" path to trusted CA

--docker-tls-cert="cert.pem" path to client certificate

--docker-tls-key="key.pem" path to private key

--enable-load-reader=false Whether to enable cpu load reader

--event-storage-age-limit="default=0" Max length of time for which to store events (per type). Value is a comma separated list of key values, where the keys are event types (e.g.: creation, oom) or "default" and the value is a duration. Default is applied to all non-specified event types

--event-storage-event-limit="default=0" Max number of events to store (per type). Value is a comma separated list of key values, where the keys are event types (e.g.: creation, oom) or "default" and the value is an integer. Default is applied to all non-specified event types

--global-housekeeping-interval=1m0s Interval between global housekeepings

--housekeeping-interval=10s Interval between container housekeepings

--insecure-skip-tls-verify=false If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure

--kubeconfig="" Path to the kubeconfig file to use for CLI requests.

--log-backtrace-at=:0 when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace

--log-cadvisor-usage=false Whether to log the usage of the cAdvisor container

--log-dir="" If non-empty, write log files in this directory

--log-file="" If non-empty, use this log file

--log-file-max-size=1800 Defines the maximum size a log file can grow to. Unit is megabytes. If the value is 0, the maximum file size is unlimited.

--log-flush-frequency=5s Maximum number of seconds between log flushes

--logtostderr=true log to standard error instead of files

--machine-id-file="/etc/machine-id,/var/lib/dbus/machine-id" Comma-separated list of files to check for machine-id. Use the first one that exists.

--match-server-version=false Require server version to match client version

-n, --namespace="" If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request

--password="" Password for basic authentication to the API server

--profile="none" Name of profile to capture. One of (none|cpu|heap|goroutine|threadcreate|block|mutex)

--profile-output="profile.pprof" Name of the file to write the profile to

--referenced-reset-interval=0 Reset interval for referenced bytes (container_referenced_bytes metric), number of measurement cycles after which referenced bytes are cleared, if set to 0 referenced bytes are never cleared (default: 0)

--request-timeout="0" The length of time to wait before giving up on a single server request. Non-zero values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h). A value of zero means don't timeout requests.

-s, --server="" The address and port of the Kubernetes API server

--skip-headers=false If true, avoid header prefixes in the log messages

--skip-log-headers=false If true, avoid headers when opening log files

--stderrthreshold=2 logs at or above this threshold go to stderr

--storage-driver-buffer-duration=1m0s Writes in the storage driver will be buffered for this duration, and committed to the non memory backends as a single transaction

--storage-driver-db="cadvisor" database name

--storage-driver-host="localhost:8086" database host:port

--storage-driver-password="root" database password

--storage-driver-secure=false use secure connection with database

--storage-driver-table="stats" table name

--storage-driver-user="root" database username

--tls-server-name="" Server name to use for server certificate validation. If it is not provided, the hostname used to contact the server is used

--token="" Bearer token for authentication to the API server

--update-machine-info-interval=5m0s Interval between machine info updates.

--user="" The name of the kubeconfig user to use

--username="" Username for basic authentication to the API server

-v, --v=0 number for the log level verbosity

--version=false Print version information and quit

--vmodule= comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging

--warnings-as-errors=false Treat warnings received from the server as errors and exit with a non-zero exit code

Example

  # To proxy all of the kubernetes api and nothing else, use:
  
  $ kubectl proxy --api-prefix=/
  
  # To proxy only part of the kubernetes api and also some static files:
  
  $ kubectl proxy --www=/my/files --www-prefix=/static/ --api-prefix=/api/
  
  # The above lets you 'curl localhost:8001/api/v1/pods'.
  
  # To proxy the entire kubernetes api at a different root, use:
  
  $ kubectl proxy --api-prefix=/custom/
  
  # The above lets you 'curl localhost:8001/custom/api/v1/pods'
  
  # Run a proxy to kubernetes apiserver on port 8011, serving static content from ./local/www/
  kubectl proxy --port=8011 --www=./local/www/
  
  # Run a proxy to kubernetes apiserver on an arbitrary local port.
  # The chosen port for the server will be output to stdout.
  kubectl proxy --port=0
  
  # Run a proxy to kubernetes apiserver, changing the api prefix to k8s-api
  # This makes e.g. the pods api available at localhost:8001/k8s-api/v1/pods/
  kubectl proxy --api-prefix=/k8s-api

See Also

kubectl(1),

History

January 2015, Originally compiled by Eric Paris (eparis at redhat dot com) based on the kubernetes source material, but hopefully they have been automatically generated since!

Referenced By

kubectl(1).

User Manuals