adb: implement "adb reverse <local> <remote>"
This implements the logical opposite of 'adb forward', i.e.
the ability to reverse network connections from the device
to the host.
This feature is very useful for testing various programs
running on an Android device without root or poking at the
host's routing table.
Options and parameters are exactly the same as those for
'adb forward', except that the direction is reversed.
adb reverse tcp:5000 tcp:6000
connections to localhost:5000 on the device will be
forwarded to localhost:6000 on the host.
adb reverse --no-rebind tcp:5000 tcp:6000
same as above, but fails if the socket is already
bound through a previous 'adb reverse tcp:5000 ...'
adb reverse --list
list all active reversed connections for the target
device. Note: there is no command to list all
reversed connections for all devices at once.
adb reverse --remove tcp:5000
remove any reversed connection on the device from
adb reverse --remove-all
remove all reversed connections form the current
Reversed connections are tied to a transport, in other
words, they disappear as soon as a device is disconnected.
Simple testing protocol:
adb forward tcp:5000 tcp:6000
adb reverse tcp:6000 tcp:7000
nc -l localhost 7000
in another terminal:
echo "Hello" | nc localhost 5000
Will print "Hello" on the first terminal.
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