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app proby

Check whether hosts are reachable on certain ports and return result on HTTP

7 releases (3 stable)

1.0.2 Aug 10, 2020
1.0.1 Jul 8, 2020
0.4.0 Jan 25, 2020
0.3.0 Jan 24, 2020
0.1.4 Jun 7, 2018

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proby

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Check whether hosts are reachable on certain ports and return result on HTTP

Its intended purpose is to be a bridge server for services that can only probe container or application health on HTTP. Oh, and it's just a single binary that works everywhere!

What is this

This tool is a very simple web server that takes requests on HTTP to check whether they are connectable on a provided port. It returns 200 OK by default if the port is connectable and 503 Service Unavailable if it isn't.

Installation

Just grab one of the statically linked builds from the Releases page and you're good to go!

Running

All you have to do to run proby is to just call it:

proby

If you don't like the default interface and port of proby, you can change it like this:

proby -i 127.0.0.1 -p 9000

Usage

Basic

This makes proby listen only on the local loopback interface at port 9000.

Example request for checking whether port 1337 is connectable on host example.com:

curl localhost:8080/example:1337
example:1337 is connectable

This will return 200 if it is connectable and 503 if it isn't.

You can also use IPv4s or IPv6s, of course:

curl localhost:8080/8.8.8.8:1337
curl localhost:8080/2001:4860:4860::8888:1337

Advanced

If you'd like to customize the return codes, you can do so by setting the request parameters good and bad like so:

curl localhost:8080/example.com:1337?good=201&bad=401

You can also configure a timeout (in seconds) using:

curl localhost:8080/example.com:1337?timeout=2

The default timeout is one second.

CLI usage

proby 1.0.2
Sven-Hendrik Haase <svenstaro@gmail.com>
Check whether hosts are reachable on certain ports and return result on HTTP

USAGE:
    proby [FLAGS] [OPTIONS]

FLAGS:
    -h, --help       Prints help information
    -q, --quiet      Be quiet (log nothing)
    -V, --version    Prints version information
    -v, --verbose    Be verbose (log data of incoming and outgoing requests). If given twice it will also log the body
                     data

OPTIONS:
    -i, --interfaces <interfaces>...    Interface to bind to [default: 0.0.0.0]
    -p, --port <port>                   Port on which to listen [default: 8080]

Building

You need a recent stable version of Rust and Cargo installed.

Then just type

cargo build --release

After the build, a binary will appear here: target/release/proby.

Releasing

This is mostly a note for me on how to release this thing:

  • cargo release --dry-run
  • cargo release
  • Releases will automatically be deployed by Github Actions.
  • Docker images will automatically be built by Docker Hub.
  • Update AUR package.

Dependencies

~22MB
~506K SLoC