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       Hitch - high performance TLS proxy


       hitch [OPTIONS] [PEM]


       Hitch  is a network proxy that terminates TLS/SSL connections and forwards the unencrypted
       traffic to some  backend.  It's  designed  to  handle  10s  of  thousands  of  connections
       efficiently on multicore machines.

       Hitch has very few features -- it's designed to be paired with an intelligent backend like
       Varnish Cache. It maintains a strict 1:1 connection pattern with this backend  handler  so
       that   the   backend   can  dictate  throttling  behavior,  maximum  connection  behavior,
       availability of service, etc.

       The only required argument is a path to a PEM file that contains  the  certificate  (or  a
       chain of certificates) and private key. It should also contain DH parameter if you wish to
       use Diffie-Hellman cipher suites.


       Load configuration from specified file.  See hitch.conf(5) for details.

       Specifies which SSL/TLS protocols to use.  Available tokens are SSLv3,  TLSv1.0,  TLSv1.1,
       TLSv1.2 and TLSv1.3. (Default "TLSv1.2 TLSv1.3")

   -c --ciphers=SUITE
       Sets allowed ciphers (Default: "EECDH+AESGCM:EDH+AESGCM:AES256+EECDH:AES256+EDH")

   -e --ssl-engine=NAME
       Sets OpenSSL engine (Default: "")

   -O --prefer-server-ciphers[=on|off]
       Prefer server list order (Default: "off")

       Enable client proxy mode

   -b --backend=[HOST]:PORT
       Backend  endpoint  (default  is  "[]:8000")  The -b argument can also take a UNIX
       domain socket path E.g. --backend="/path/to/sock"

   -f --frontend=[HOST]:PORT[+CERT]
       Frontend listen endpoint (default is "[*]:8443") (Note: brackets are mandatory in endpoint

   -n --workers=NUM
       Number of worker processes (Default: 1)

   -B --backlog=NUM
       Set listen backlog size (Default: 100)

   -k --keepalive=SECS
       TCP keepalive on client socket (Default: 3600)

   -R --backend-refresh=SECS
       Periodic backend IP lookup, 0 to disable (Default: 0)

       Enable client-side TCP Fast Open. (Default: off)

   -r --chroot=DIR
       Sets chroot directory (Default: "")

   -u --user=USER
       Set uid/gid after binding the socket (Default: "")

   -g --group=GROUP
       Set gid after binding the socket (Default: "")

   -q --quiet[=on|off]
       Be quiet; emit only error messages (deprecated, use 'log-level')

   -L --log-level=NUM
       Log level. 0=silence, 1=err, 2=info/debug (Default: 1)

   -l --log-filename=FILE
       Send log message to a logfile instead of stderr/stdout

   -s --syslog[=on|off]
       Send log message to syslog in addition to stderr/stdout

       Syslog facility to use (Default: "daemon")

       Fork into background and become a daemon (Default: off)

       Write  1  octet  with  the  IP  family followed by the IP address in 4 (IPv4) or 16 (IPv6)
       octets little-endian to backend before the actual data (Default: off)

       Write HAProxy's PROXY v1 (IPv4 or IPv6) protocol line before actual data (Default: off)

       Write HAProxy's PROXY v2 binary (IPv4 or IPv6) protocol line before actual data  (Default:

       Equivalent to --write-proxy-v2. For PROXY version 1 use --write-proxy-v1 explicitly

       Proxy  HAProxy's  PROXY  (IPv4  or IPv6) protocol before actual data (PROXYv1 and PROXYv2)
       (Default: off)

       Abort handshake when client submits an unrecognized SNI server name (Default: off)

       Sets the protocols for ALPN/NPN negotiation, provided as a list of comma-separated tokens.

       Set OCSP staple cache directory This enables automated  retrieval  and  stapling  of  OCSP
       responses (Default: "/var/lib/hitch/")

   -t --test
       Test configuration and exit

   -p --pidfile=FILE
       PID file

   -V --version
       Print program version and exit

   -h --help
       This help message


       Hitch was originally called stud and was written by Jamie Turner at