how to setup proxy chains

How To Setup Manual Proxychains

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Proxy Server – the proxy server is a server application that goes about as a delegate between a client requesting an asset and the server giving that asset. It uses to hide the real identity on the internet.

proxy server

working of the proxy serverproxychains –  Proxychains is an open-source tool for Linux frameworks and comes pre-installed with Kali Linux, the device diverts TCP connections through intermediaries like TOR, SOCKS4, SOCKS5, and HTTP (S) and it permits us to chain proxy servers. With proxychains, we can shroud the IP address of the source traffic and keep away from IDS and firewalls.


working of the proxychainsTor – Tor stands for The Onion Router. It is an open-source tool for hiding your real identity. And maintain anonymity. Tor is developed by the United States Naval Research Laboratory employees, mathematician Paul Syverson, and computer scientists Michael G. Reed and David Goldschlag. The reason for the development of the TOR is to protect U.S. intelligence online communications.


How to install TOR?

Step 1: Switch to ROOT user


root user
supper user

Step 2: installing TOR

apt-get install tor

install tor
install tor in kali Linux

If TOR Successfully installs then, Start the TOR service. with “service” command

Step 3: Start TOR service

service tor start

tor start
start tor service

Step 4: check the TOR service status

service tor status

check tor status
check tor status

Configure proxy chains

Step 4: open “proxychains.conf” file which is present in “etc” folder

nano /etc/proxychains.conf

open proxychains.conf

Step 5: Remove comment from Dynamic chain

uncomment dynamic chain
uncomment dynamic chain

Step 6: Add comment to Strict chain and Random chain

comment Strict chain and Random chain
comment Strict chain and Random chain

Step 7: Remove comment from Proxy DNS requests

uncomment proxy_dns
uncomment proxy_dns

Step 8: write socks5 9050 in the last line of the proxy list

proxy list
add a new proxy in the proxy list

Step 9: Press Ctrl + O to save the file and press Ctrl + x to exit the nano editor

Step 10: Restart the TOR

service tor restart

tor restart
tor restart

Now you can run any tool with proxychain just typing “proxychains” before the tool name

proxychains firefox

dns leaks test
DNS leaks test

Note: – You can check DNS leaks just visit the website

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