Provided by: proxychains4_4.12-1_amd64
proxychains4 - redirect connections through proxy servers
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 ports. 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 like: your_host <-->socks5 <--> http <--> socks4 <--> http <--> target_host * Different chaining options supported like: take random proxy from the list. or : chain proxies in exact order or : 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 (www.insecure.org/nmap). 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. ./proxychains.conf $(HOME)/.proxychains/proxychains.conf /etc/proxychains.conf More information is provided in /etc/proxychains.conf file.
To run this program the standard way type: proxychains telnet targethost.com In this example, it will run telnet through proxy(or chained proxies) specified by proxychains.conf. To run this program with custom configuration file: proxychains -f /etc/proxychains-other.conf telnet targethost2.com In this example, it will use a different configuration file as specified to connect to targethost2.com host.
proxychains is distributed under the GNU General Public License. (GPL 2.0 or greater).
The original author is Net Creature, Proxy Labs <http://proxychains.sourceforge.net> This manual page was updated by Boyuan Yang ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩ for the Debian Project (and may be used by others). 4.12 proxychainsr(1)