Womginx

by TamoghnaK13

GitHub Readme.md

Womginx

Fastest proxy using only nginx as the backend server

Deploy

Demo: https://womginx.synricha.org

Heroku Docker demo: https://womginx.herokuapp.com taken down for now. If you need one, deploy one using the button above or use the demo link.

Site compatibility

What works:

  1. recaptcha
  2. discord with actual login credentials (no qr code required)
  3. websocket sites
  4. sites that have cookies

What doesn't work:

  1. react sites
  2. sites that depend on window.location and are minified
  3. YouTube UI (however, you can watch a video like https://proxysite.com/main/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vidid and it will work)

Prerequisites

You need one thing and one thing only: nginx.

Ok maybe not just that, you'll need the following:

  1. nginx
  2. certbot
  3. nodejs (for building wombat)
  4. a (sub)domain
  5. a vps

Installation

# assuming you are on Ubuntu/Debian

## Part 1 of installation ##

# update your repo list
sudo apt update

# 1. install nginx
sudo apt install nginx

# 2. install certbot and the nginx plugin
sudo apt install certbot python3-certbot-nginx

# 3. install nodejs (skip if you already have it)
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install nodejs

# 4. Get a (sub)domain with an A(AAA) record pointing to your VPS IP

# 5. Get an ssl certificate
sudo certbot --nginx certonly -n -d yourdomain.com

## Part 2 of installation ##

# 1. clone repo and wombat submodule
git clone --recursive https://github.com/binary-person/womginx

# 2. build wombat
cd womginx/public/wombat
npm install
npm run build-prod

# 3. replace 'womginx.synricha.org' with 'yourdomain.com' in nginx.conf
cd .. # cd into public folder
sed -i -e 's/womginx.synricha.org/yourdomain.com/g' ../nginx.conf

# 4. replace '/home/binary/womginx/public' with your public folder
sed -i -e "s/\/home\/binary\/womginx\/public/$(pwd | sed -e 's/\//\\\//g')/g" ../nginx.conf

# 5. make backup of original nginx.conf
sudo cp /etc/nginx/nginx.conf /etc/nginx/nginx.conf.backup

# 6. copy womginx nginx.conf to /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
sudo cp ../nginx.conf /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

# 7. restart the nginx server
sudo service nginx restart

Why did you want to use only nginx and burden yourself with nginx's "restrictive" and "esoteric" config?

I did it as a game, or, challenge, for myself to learn nginx and also to take advantage of nginx's resilience and speed for handling lots of requests, which is perfect for proxying.

It also was to deter nginx's restrictive reputation (in a community server I'm in).

Contributing

Contributions are welcome. Send in a pull request and I'll be more than happy to take a look.

Future plans

Make another client rewriting library similar to wombat but made with intent to be a proxy rewriting library and with the goal of ease of use for the server and the client.

License

This project is licensed under the AGPL license.

Wombat uses AGPL, and under the terms of that license, this project, therefore, is also required to be licensed under AGPL.

Credits