I2P tunnel configuration
tunnels.conf is designed to support multiple I2P tunnels. The configuration file must be located in
~/.i2pd (per-user) or
This file uses the .ini file format. It consists of multiple sections each with a unique name.
Section type is specified by the type parameter.
Available tunnel types:
|client||Client tunnel to remote I2P destination (TCP)|
|server||Generic server tunnel to setup any TCP service in I2P network|
|http||HTTP server tunnel to setup a website in I2P|
|irc||IRC server tunnel to setup IRC server in I2P|
|udpclient||Forwards local UDP endpoint to remote I2P destination|
|udpserver||Forwards traffic from N I2P destinations to local UDP endpoint|
|socks||Custom Socks proxy service to use I2P with|
|httpproxy||Custom HTTP proxy service to use I2P with|
|websocks||WebSocket interface to use I2P with|
Mnemonic: we can connect to someone as client
Each client tunnel must contain a few mandatory parameters, along with some optional ones.
Here is an example of a client tunnel:
[irc-out] type = client address = 127.0.0.1 port = 6668 destination = irc.echelon.i2p keys = irc.dat
If keys is empty, transient keys will be created on every restart. If the keys file is not found, new keys will be created and stored into the specified file.
If keys is set to transient, new keys will be created, but not stored into a file.
Client tunnels might share the same local destination, if the keys file contains the same identity.
- address -- local interface tunnel binds to, '127.0.0.1' for connections from local host only, '0.0.0.0' for connections from everywhere. '127.0.0.1' by default.
- signaturetype -- signature type for new keys. 0 (DSA), 1 (ECDSA-P256), 7 (EDDSA). RSA signatures (4,5,6) are not allowed and will be changed to 7. 1 by default
- crytotype -- crypto type for new keys. Experimental. Should be alway 0
- destinationport -- connect to particular port at destination. 0 by default
So, given the example above, if you connected to to 127.0.0.1:6668 on localhost, i2pd would tunnel that to irc.echelon.i2p:6668
Mnemonic: we serving some service to others in network
Here is an example of a server tunnel:
[smtp-in] type = server host = 127.0.0.1 port = 25 keys = smtp-in.dat
The file in keys must be present, and the LeaseSet of address from keys file will be published. The server tunnel must use its own local destination such as host 127.0.0.1 and port 80.
- inport -- what port at local destination server tunnel listens to. Same as port by default.
- accesslist -- list of comma-separated of b32 address (without .b32.i2p) allowed to connect. Everybody is allowed by default.
- gzip -- turns internal compression off if set to false. true by default.
- signaturetype -- means signature type for new keys. 0 - DSA, 1- ECDSA-P256, 7 -EDDSA. 1 by default.
- crytotype -- crypto type for new keys. Experimental. Should be alway 0.
- enableuniquelocal -- if true, connection to local address will look like 127.x.x.x where x.x.x is first 3 bytes of incoming connection peer's ident hash. true by default.
http tunnels are configured just like regular server tunnels, except the the 'Host:' field must be assigned to the address provided in configuration. i2pd will also resolve it if necessary.
Here's an example of an http tunnel:
[http-in] type = http host = ourwebsite.com port = 80 keys = our-website.dat
- hostoverride -- value to send in 'Host:' header, default: the same as host parameter
- gzip -- should we compress contents at I2P level. default: true
IRC tunnels are supposed to connect to an IRC server through WEBIRC.
It replaces IP address (usually 127.0.0.1) to user's .b32 I2P address.
- webircpassword -- password to send with WEBIRC command
There are 2 types of UDP tunnels:
udpclient forwards 1 local UDP endpoint to 1 remote I2P destination
[openvpn-client-simple] type = udpclient destination = something.b32.i2p port = 1194
- destination -- the I2P destination of a udpserver tunnel, required parameter
- address -- IP address to bind local UDP endpoint to, defaults to
- port -- port to bind local UDP endpoint to, required parameter
udpserver forwards traffic from N I2P destinations to 1 local UDP endpoint
[openvpn-simple-server] type = udpserver keys = openvpn.dat port = 1194
- address -- IP address to use for local UDP endpoints, defaults to
- host -- IP address to forward traffic to, defaults to
- port -- UDP port to forward traffic on, required parameter
The SOCKS proxy interface can be defined in
Here's an example of a Socks proxy:
[alt-socks] type = socks address = 127.0.0.1 port = 14447 keys = socks-keys.dat
- address -- local address Socks proxy binds to, defaults to
- port -- TCP port Socks proxy binds to
These I2CP parameter are common for all tunnel types and specify settings for a local destination.
- inbound.length -- number of hops of an inbound tunnel. 3 by default; lower value is faster but dangerous
- outbound.length -- number of hops of an outbound tunnel. 3 by default; lower value is faster but dangerous
- inbound.quantity -- number of inbound tunnels. 5 by default
- outbound.quantity -- number of outbound tunnels. 5 by default
- crypto.tagsToSend -- number of ElGamal/AES tags to send. 40 by default; too low value may cause problems with tunnel building
- explicitPeers -- list of comma-separated b64 addresses of peers to use, default: unset
- i2p.streaming.initialAckDelay -- milliseconds to wait before sending Ack. 200 by default
# outgoing tunnel sample, to remote service # mandatory parameters: # * type -- always "client" # * port -- local port to listen to # * destination -- I2P hostname # optional parameters (may be omitted) # * keys -- our identity, if unset, will be generated on every startup, # if set and file missing, keys will be generated and placed to this file # * address -- local interface to bind # * signaturetype -- signature type for new destination. 0 (DSA/SHA1), 1 (EcDSA/SHA256) or 7 (EdDSA/SHA512) [IRC] type = client address = 127.0.0.1 port = 6668 destination = irc.postman.i2p keys = irc-keys.dat # # incoming tunnel sample, for local service # mandatory parameters: # * type -- "server" or "http" # * host -- IP address of our service # * port -- port of our service # * keys -- file with LeaseSet of address in i2p # optional parameters (may be omitted) # * inport -- optional, I2P service port, if unset - the same as 'port' # * accesslist -- comma-separated list of I2P addresses, allowed to connect # every address is b32 without '.b32.i2p' part [LOCALSITE] type = http host = 127.0.0.1 port = 80 keys = site-keys.dat # [IRC-SERVER] type = server host = 127.0.0.1 port = 6667 keys = irc.dat