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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralMan-in-the-middle SSL-Streams Pin
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if you have ever wrote a proxy server and just wanted to relay SSL data then you just need to read the HTTPS connect to get the host name and then join the client socket to a server socket and pump the data between sockets.

Doing MITM after first installing a CA certificate on the client machine so that it works in stealth mode is not so easy and you need to use a SSL-Stream to authenticate with both the client and server to decrypt the data.

Trouble is a SSL-Stream in stealth mode won't give you the host name and if you read the socket that the SSL-Stream is conncted to so you can parse the host name from the stream then the SSL-Stream won't work, it's read forwards only.

So how did i patch this up to work using .NET 3.5 ?

Well i used something like two proxy servers and the first one read the socket stream to extract the host-name and then relayed the data to a second proxy that connected a SSL-Stream to the incoming net.socket and then asked the first proxy for the host name.

browser->host-name-proxy->MITM Proxy->Internet

OK i wrapped it up inside a single class so that it all worked inside a single proxy server on the same process id but i must be very cleaver for thinking outside the box and getting something to work or went about it all wrong and must be very stupi.

Maybe I needed to use some other network base class.

shoot away, it's code Jim but not as we know it Smile | :)

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