man proxychains Command

Man page for apt-get proxychains Command

Man Page for proxychains in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man proxychains

Man Proxychains  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man proxychains in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man proxychains

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

proxychains(1)                                                  proxychains(1)

ProxyChains redirect connections through proxy servers


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 (2.0) 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

2) When you are behind restrictive firewall which filters outgoing con
nections 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 dont 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 < > tar

* 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 (

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

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

proxychains looks for config file in following order:




see more in /etc/proxychains.conf

To run this program the standard way type:

proxychains telnet

in this example it will run telnet through proxy(or chained proxies)
specified by proxychains.conf

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

Net Creature, Proxy Labs

2.0 proxychains(1)

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