How do you setup a SOCKS Proxy?

  • Posted January 13, 2014

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how to setup a socks proxy? I want to setup my own socks proxy just so I can see how they work but am not sure how to do this. I am running Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64

And once the socks proxy is setup how can you add a username and password so it cant be public used without the password/username.

Thanks everyone! -J


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No it doesn’t support SOCKS. I’m also looking for a solution to use SOCKS proxy on my droplet.

But squid doesn’t offer SOCKS proxy (only HTTP), does it?

Thanks! :)