HTC(1) General Commands Manual HTC(1)

htc - httptunnel client

htc [options] host[:port]

This manual page briefly documents the htc command.

htc sets up a httptunnel connection to PORT at HOST (default port is 8888). When a connection is made, I/O is redirected from the source specified by the --device or --forward-port switch to the tunnel.

The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options are included below.

Show summary of options.
use HTTP PUT requests of BYTES size (k, M, and G postfixes recognized)
use DEVICE for input and output
use TCP port PORT for input and output
send keepalive bytes every SECONDS seconds (default is 5)
maximum time a connection will stay open is SEC seconds (default is 300)
always write Content-Length bytes in requests
proxy authorization
proxy authorization file
assume a proxy buffer size of BYTES bytes (k, M, and G postfixes recognized)
use a HTTP proxy (default port is 8080)
timeout, in milliseconds, before sending padding to a buffering proxy
specify User-Agent value in HTTP requests
output version information and exit

This manual page was contributed by Teemu Hukkanen <>, and was originally written for the Debian GNU/Linux system.