Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#11393 closed project (implemented)

Make an HTTP requestor Chrome extension for meek-client

Reported by: dcf Owned by: clan
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Circumvention/meek Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: meek
Cc: clan Actual Points:
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Like in #11183, make an extension for Chrome/Chromium that makes HTTP requests on behalf of another program.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by dcf

Owner: changed from asn to clan
Status: newassigned

Chang started doing this at (and copied to It is broken into two parts: and app and an extension, because extensions aren't allowed to open listening sockets in Chrome. It goes like this:

meek-client ←(socket)→ app ←(message)→ extension ←(HTTPS)→

According to, it's not supposed to be possible to modify the Host header. But apparently it works. is the bug report noting the discrepancy.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by dcf

Component: Pluggable transportmeek

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by clan

The webRequest API does not handle SPDY connection properly. It does not change the HTTP header when SPDY is enabled. To use the extension you need to disable SPDY in Chrome, so that Chrome will connect to Google using HTTP rather SPDY. Since the documentation ( does not mention anything about SPDY, it should behave consistently. It is probably a bug.

To disable SPDY, you can run Chrome with the argument --use-spdy=off.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by clan

Resolution: implemented
Status: assignedclosed

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by dcf

Adding a link to the upstream Chromium issue from comment:3:

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by dcf

Severity: Normal

I removed the Chrome extension from the source code just now. I think it hasn't been used in a while and it isn't getting maintenance. If we need to get it back, the last commit that had it was b60dc093c98c650f3a8ab1445da8b9185791cbcc.

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