Provided by: proxychains4_4.13-3_amd64 bug


       proxychains4 - redirect connections through proxy servers


       proxychains4 --help
       proxychains4 [ -f configfile.conf ] <program>


       This  program  forces  any  tcp  connection made by any given tcp client to follow through
       proxy (or proxy chain). It is a kind of proxifier.

       It acts like sockscap / premeo / eborder driver (intercepts TCP calls).

       This version (v4) supports SOCKS4, SOCKS5 and HTTP  CONNECT  proxy  servers.   Auth-types:
       socks - "user/pass" , http - "basic".

   When to use it?
       1)  When the only way to get "outside" from your LAN is through proxy server.

       2)  When  you  are  behind restrictive firewall which filters outgoing connections to some

       3)  When you want to use two (or more) proxies in chain:
           like: your_host <--> proxy1 <--> proxy2 <--> target_host

       4)  When you want to "proxify" some programs with no proxy support built-in (like telnet).

       5)  When you don't want to pay for eBorder / premeo socks driver :)

   Some cool features:
       ·   This program can mix different proxy types in the same chain. For instance:

           your_host <-->socks5 <--> http <--> socks4 <--> http <--> target_host

       ·   Different chaining options are supported. For instance:

           ·   take random proxy from the list

           ·   chain proxies in exact order

           ·   chain proxies in dynamic order (smart exclude dead proxies from chain)

       ·   You can use it with any TCP client application, even network scanners.  Yes, yes - you
           can  make  portscan  via  proxy  (or chained proxies) for example with Nmap scanner by
           fyodor (

           proxychains nmap -sT -PO -p 80 -iR  (find some webservers through proxy)

       NOTE: to run suid/sgid programs(like ssh) through proxychains you have to be root


       proxychains looks for config file in following order:

              file listed in environment variable  PROXYCHAINS_CONF_FILE  or  provided  as  a  -f
              argument to proxychains script or binary.




       More information is provided in /etc/proxychains.conf file.


       To run this program the standard way type:
              proxychains telnet

       In  this  example,  it  will  run  telnet  through  proxy(or chained proxies) specified by

       To run this program with custom configuration file:
              proxychains -f /etc/proxychains-other.conf telnet

       In this example, it will use a different configuration file as  specified  to  connect  to host.


       proxychains is distributed under the GNU General Public License.  (GPL 2.0 or greater).



       The original author is:

       Net Creature, Proxy Labs

       This  manual  page  was  updated by Boyuan Yang ⟨⟩ for the Debian Project
       (and may be used by others).