I’ve squid-proxy installed on my droplet and HTTP proxy works just fine. However there are some apps that ask for SOCKS proxy. Is there any standard SOCKS server that’s easy to setup (really easy)? Or sth that I can install just with an apt-get?
I have seen many blog posts using this “ssh -D 8080 root@<DO Droplet IP>” and then a “curl --socks5-hostname 127.0.0.1:8080 http://wtfismyip.com/json” actually shows that the network is using this proxy.
So, does a DO droplet come pre-installed with a SOCKS server? Or is it OpenSSH?
If the answer to above is “yes” then can I use it in my applications? If yes, running the "ssh -D … " in a terminal and then using it doesn’t seem to be comfy. So, how can I use a SOCKS server that is running on my droplet all the time and I can use with various applications - just like my squid HTTP proxy works?
tl;dr: I need to have a SOCKS proxy server on my droplet running all the time so that I can use it some applications (e.g. LimeChat) and I want simple setup and non-complex configuration (great if I can get sth Zero Config).
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