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     redir — redirect TCP connections


     redir [-hinpsv] [-b IP] [-f TYPE] [-I NAME] [-l LEVEL] [-m BPS] [-o <1,2,3>] [-t SEC]
           [-w MSEC] [-x HOST:PORT] [-z BYTES] [SRC]:PORT [DST]:PORT


     redir redirects TCP connections coming in on a local port, [SRC]:PORT, to a specified
     address/port combination, [DST]:PORT.  Both the SRC and DST arguments can be left out, redir
     will then use

     redir can be run either from inetd or as a standalone daemon.  In --inetd mode the listening
     SRC:PORT combo is handled by another process, usually inetd, and a connected socket is
     handed over to redir via stdin.  Hence only [DST]:PORT is required in --inetd mode.  In
     standalone mode redir can run either in the foreground, -n, or in the background, detached
     like a proper UNIX daemon.  This is the default.  When running in the foreground log
     messages are also printed to stderr, unless the -s flag is given.

     Depending on how redir was compiled, not all options may be available.


     Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

     -b, --bind=IP
             Forces redir to pick a specific address to bind to when it listens for incoming
             connections.  Not applicable when running in Linux's transparent proxy mode, -p.

     -h, --help
             Show built-in help text.

     -f, --ftp=TYPE
             When using redir for an FTP server, this will cause redir to also redirect FTP
             connections.  Type should be specified as either "port", "pasv", or "both", to
             specify what type of FTP connection to handle.  Note that --transproxy often makes
             one or the other (generally port) undesirable.

     -i, --inetd
             Run as a process started from inetd(1), with the connection passed as stdin and
             stdout on startup.

     -I, --ident=NAME
             Specify program identity (name) to be used for TCP wrapper checks and syslog

     -l, --loglevel=LEVEL
             Set log level: none, err, notice, info, debug.  Default is notice.

     -n, --foreground
             Run in foreground, do not detach from controlling terminal.

     -p, --transproxy
             On a Linux system with transparent proxying enabled, causes redir to make
             connections appear as if they had come from their true origin.  See the file
             transproxy.txt in the distribution, and the Linux
             Documentation/networking/tproxy.txt for details.  Untested on modern Linux kernels.

     -s, --syslog
             Log messages to syslog.  Default, except when -n is enabled.

     -t, --timeout=SEC
             Timeout and close the connection after SEC seconds of inactivity.

     -v      Show program version.

     -x, --connect
             Redirects connections through an HTTP proxy which supports the CONNECT command.
             Specify the address and port of the proxy using [DST]:PORT.  --connect requires the
             hostname and port which the HTTP proxy will be asked to connect to.


     The following options control traffic shaping, if redir is built with shaping enabled.

     -m, --max-bandwidth=BPS
             Reduce the bandwidth to be no more than BPS bits/sec.  The algorithm is basic, the
             goal is to simulate a slow connection, so there is no peak acceptance.

     -o, --wait-in-out=<1,2,3>
             Apply --max-bandwidth and --random-wait for input(1), output(2), or both(3).

     -w, --random-wait=MSEC
             Wait between 0 and 2 x n milliseconds before each "packet".  A "packet" is a block
             of data read in one time by redir.  A "packet" size is always less than the bufsize
             (see also --bufsize)

     -z, --bufsize=BYTES
             Set the bufsize (default 4096) in bytes.  Can be used combined with --max-bandwidth
             or --random-wait to simulate a slow connection.


     Command line syntax changed in v3.0.  Compatibility with v2.x can be enabled using the
     --enable-compat configure option.  This enables the following options: --laddr=ADDR
     --lport=PORT --caddr=ADDR --cport=PORT which in v3.0 were been replaced with [SRC]:PORT and

     For full compatibility, using any of these options will implicitly also enable -n.  There is
     currently no way to tell redir to background itself in this mode of operation.


     inetd(1) uredir(1)


     redir is written by Nigel Metheringham and Sam Creasey, with contributions from many others.
     It is currently being maintained at GitHub by Joachim Nilsson.