How To Set Up ProxyChains On Linux? – And Get Free Proxies – All Distros

Want to set up proxychains but don’t know How, I’ve got you covered

First Things First,

What Is A Proxy Server?

It’s a Server located in another location that you can connect to and pass all your traffic through(Like VPN), It can be used to anonymize your traffic, Or make you look like you’re from another country.

Go Get A Proxy

There’s a lot of sites that give you proxies for free, I will give you some(You Should Always choose the SOCKS5 Proxy type and Anonymity High)
spys.one
hidemy.name
OR USE THIS SEARCH(I did)
Google search

1- install ProxyChains

Again,
On Debian based(AKA Ubuntu-based)

sudo apt install proxychains

Arch Based systems

sudo pacman -S proxychains-ng

FreeBSD

pkg install proxychains

Gentoo

emerge proxychains  

OpenSUSE (Very SUS)

zypper install proxychains  

Fedora

dnf install proxychains-ng  

RedHat Distributions

yum install proxychains-ng

2- Edit the configuration file

Use Your Favorite Text Editor (I Use vim, You May Use nano)

sudo nano /etc/proxychains.conf

In first few lines uncomment dynamic_chain and comment strict_chain like this:

Scroll to the last line, You see there’s an already made proxy.
Put A Hashtag (#) before it to comment it


Now put the proxy(s) you want in the same way(I Recommend no more than 3 proxies)
Format: Proxy-type(socks5) ip(XXX.XXX.XX.XXX) port(XXXX)

How To Use It

Just type in the terminal proxychains some-command
E.g.

proxychains firefox duckduckgo.com

Bonus: Install TOR Proxy (Optional)

On Debian based(AKA Ubuntu-based)

sudo apt install tor

Arch Based systems

sudo pacman -S tor

And

BTW, I use vim 😛

The Writer of this post(me)

Sources

LinuxSecrets

~ViloDium

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