Corkscrew – tool for tunneling SSH through HTTP proxies



Corkscrew is a tool for tunneling SSH through HTTP proxies.

Corkscrew has been compiled on :

  • AIX
  • HPUX
  • Solaris
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • NetBSD
  • Linux
  • Win32 (Cygwin)
  • Mac OS X

Corkscrew has been tested with the following HTTP proxies :

  • Gauntlet
  • CacheFlow
  • JunkBuster
  • Squid
  • Apache’s mod_proxy

Please email me if you get it to work with another proxy. Installation is simple, check out the README.


Version 2.0 is finally here. Corkscrew has been tested against several proxies requiring HTTP authentication. Several flaws exist as only basic authentication is currently supported. Digest authentication may be supported in the future. NTLM authentication will most likely never be supported. Please read the documentation as some changes have been made to command line options again.

Version 1.5 introduces several performance bugfixes and will also run on Win32 with Cygwin. Upgrading is recommended.

Command line syntax has changed since version 1.3! View the README!


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