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The Kubernetes network proxy runs on each node. This reflects services as defined in the Kubernetes API on each node and can do simple TCP, UDP, and SCTP stream forwarding or round robin TCP, UDP, and SCTP forwarding across a set of backends. Service cluster IPs and ports are currently found through Docker-links-compatible environment variables specifying ports opened by the service proxy. There is an optional addon that provides cluster DNS for these cluster IPs. The user must create a service with the apiserver API to configure the proxy.

kube-proxy [flags]


--azure-container-registry-config string
Path to the file containing Azure container registry configuration information.
--bind-address     Default:
The IP address for the proxy server to serve on (set to for all IPv4 interfaces and `::` for all IPv6 interfaces)
If true cleanup iptables and ipvs rules and exit.
--cluster-cidr string
The CIDR range of pods in the cluster. When configured, traffic sent to a Service cluster IP from outside this range will be masqueraded and traffic sent from pods to an external LoadBalancer IP will be directed to the respective cluster IP instead
--config string
The path to the configuration file.
--config-sync-period duration     Default: 15m0s
How often configuration from the apiserver is refreshed. Must be greater than 0.
--conntrack-max-per-core int32     Default: 32768
Maximum number of NAT connections to track per CPU core (0 to leave the limit as-is and ignore conntrack-min).
--conntrack-min int32     Default: 131072
Minimum number of conntrack entries to allocate, regardless of conntrack-max-per-core (set conntrack-max-per-core=0 to leave the limit as-is).
--conntrack-tcp-timeout-close-wait duration     Default: 1h0m0s
NAT timeout for TCP connections in the CLOSE_WAIT state
--conntrack-tcp-timeout-established duration     Default: 24h0m0s
Idle timeout for established TCP connections (0 to leave as-is)
--feature-gates mapStringBool
A set of key=value pairs that describe feature gates for alpha/experimental features. Options are:
APIListChunking=true|false (BETA - default=true)
APIPriorityAndFairness=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
APIResponseCompression=true|false (BETA - default=true)
AllAlpha=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
AllBeta=true|false (BETA - default=false)
AllowInsecureBackendProxy=true|false (BETA - default=true)
AppArmor=true|false (BETA - default=true)
BalanceAttachedNodeVolumes=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
BlockVolume=true|false (BETA - default=true)
BoundServiceAccountTokenVolume=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CPUManager=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CRIContainerLogRotation=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CSIBlockVolume=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CSIDriverRegistry=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CSIInlineVolume=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CSIMigration=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CSIMigrationAWS=true|false (BETA - default=false)
CSIMigrationAWSComplete=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationAzureDisk=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationAzureDiskComplete=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationAzureFile=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationAzureFileComplete=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationGCE=true|false (BETA - default=false)
CSIMigrationGCEComplete=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationOpenStack=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationOpenStackComplete=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CustomCPUCFSQuotaPeriod=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
DevicePlugins=true|false (BETA - default=true)
DryRun=true|false (BETA - default=true)
DynamicAuditing=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
DynamicKubeletConfig=true|false (BETA - default=true)
EndpointSlice=true|false (BETA - default=false)
EphemeralContainers=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
EvenPodsSpread=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ExpandCSIVolumes=true|false (BETA - default=true)
ExpandInUsePersistentVolumes=true|false (BETA - default=true)
ExpandPersistentVolumes=true|false (BETA - default=true)
ExperimentalHostUserNamespaceDefaulting=true|false (BETA - default=false)
HPAScaleToZero=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
HyperVContainer=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
IPv6DualStack=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
KubeletPodResources=true|false (BETA - default=true)
LegacyNodeRoleBehavior=true|false (ALPHA - default=true)
LocalStorageCapacityIsolation=true|false (BETA - default=true)
LocalStorageCapacityIsolationFSQuotaMonitoring=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
NodeDisruptionExclusion=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
NonPreemptingPriority=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
PodDisruptionBudget=true|false (BETA - default=true)
PodOverhead=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ProcMountType=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
QOSReserved=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
RemainingItemCount=true|false (BETA - default=true)
RemoveSelfLink=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ResourceLimitsPriorityFunction=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
RotateKubeletClientCertificate=true|false (BETA - default=true)
RotateKubeletServerCertificate=true|false (BETA - default=true)
RunAsGroup=true|false (BETA - default=true)
RuntimeClass=true|false (BETA - default=true)
SCTPSupport=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ServerSideApply=true|false (BETA - default=true)
ServiceNodeExclusion=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ServiceTopology=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
StartupProbe=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
StorageVersionHash=true|false (BETA - default=true)
StreamingProxyRedirects=true|false (BETA - default=true)
SupportNodePidsLimit=true|false (BETA - default=true)
SupportPodPidsLimit=true|false (BETA - default=true)
Sysctls=true|false (BETA - default=true)
TTLAfterFinished=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
TaintBasedEvictions=true|false (BETA - default=true)
TokenRequest=true|false (BETA - default=true)
TokenRequestProjection=true|false (BETA - default=true)
TopologyManager=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ValidateProxyRedirects=true|false (BETA - default=true)
VolumePVCDataSource=true|false (BETA - default=true)
VolumeSnapshotDataSource=true|false (BETA - default=true)
WinDSR=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
WinOverlay=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
WindowsGMSA=true|false (BETA - default=true)
WindowsRunAsUserName=true|false (BETA - default=true)
--healthz-bind-address     Default:
The IP address for the health check server to serve on (set to for all IPv4 interfaces and `::` for all IPv6 interfaces)
--healthz-port int32     Default: 10256
The port to bind the health check server. Use 0 to disable.
-h, --help
help for kube-proxy
--hostname-override string
If non-empty, will use this string as identification instead of the actual hostname.
--iptables-masquerade-bit int32     Default: 14
If using the pure iptables proxy, the bit of the fwmark space to mark packets requiring SNAT with. Must be within the range [0, 31].
--iptables-min-sync-period duration
The minimum interval of how often the iptables rules can be refreshed as endpoints and services change (e.g. '5s', '1m', '2h22m').
--iptables-sync-period duration     Default: 30s
The maximum interval of how often iptables rules are refreshed (e.g. '5s', '1m', '2h22m'). Must be greater than 0.
--ipvs-exclude-cidrs stringSlice
A comma-separated list of CIDR's which the ipvs proxier should not touch when cleaning up IPVS rules.
--ipvs-min-sync-period duration
The minimum interval of how often the ipvs rules can be refreshed as endpoints and services change (e.g. '5s', '1m', '2h22m').
--ipvs-scheduler string
The ipvs scheduler type when proxy mode is ipvs
Enable strict ARP by setting arp_ignore to 1 and arp_announce to 2
--ipvs-sync-period duration     Default: 30s
The maximum interval of how often ipvs rules are refreshed (e.g. '5s', '1m', '2h22m'). Must be greater than 0.
--kube-api-burst int32     Default: 10
Burst to use while talking with kubernetes apiserver
--kube-api-content-type string     Default: "application/vnd.kubernetes.protobuf"
Content type of requests sent to apiserver.
--kube-api-qps float32     Default: 5
QPS to use while talking with kubernetes apiserver
--kubeconfig string
Path to kubeconfig file with authorization information (the master location is set by the master flag).
--log-flush-frequency duration     Default: 5s
Maximum number of seconds between log flushes
If using the pure iptables proxy, SNAT all traffic sent via Service cluster IPs (this not commonly needed)
--master string
The address of the Kubernetes API server (overrides any value in kubeconfig)
--metrics-bind-address     Default:
The IP address for the metrics server to serve on (set to for all IPv4 interfaces and `::` for all IPv6 interfaces)
--metrics-port int32     Default: 10249
The port to bind the metrics server. Use 0 to disable.
--nodeport-addresses stringSlice
A string slice of values which specify the addresses to use for NodePorts. Values may be valid IP blocks (e.g., The default empty string slice ([]) means to use all local addresses.
--oom-score-adj int32     Default: -999
The oom-score-adj value for kube-proxy process. Values must be within the range [-1000, 1000]
If true enables profiling via web interface on /debug/pprof handler.
--proxy-mode ProxyMode
Which proxy mode to use: 'userspace' (older) or 'iptables' (faster) or 'ipvs'. If blank, use the best-available proxy (currently iptables). If the iptables proxy is selected, regardless of how, but the system's kernel or iptables versions are insufficient, this always falls back to the userspace proxy.
--proxy-port-range port-range
Range of host ports (beginPort-endPort, single port or beginPort+offset, inclusive) that may be consumed in order to proxy service traffic. If (unspecified, 0, or 0-0) then ports will be randomly chosen.
--udp-timeout duration     Default: 250ms
How long an idle UDP connection will be kept open (e.g. '250ms', '2s'). Must be greater than 0. Only applicable for proxy-mode=userspace
--version version[=true]
Print version information and quit
--write-config-to string
If set, write the default configuration values to this file and exit.