Forum Thread: Proxychains Not Working or Loading??

i really dont know what im doing wrong but when i type proxychains firefox (website) nothing happens

and this is my proxychains config ive combed over it and cant find any problems

# proxychains.conf VER 3.1
# HTTP, SOCKS4, SOCKS5 tunneling proxifier with DNS.

# The option below identifies how the ProxyList is treated.
# only one option should be uncommented at time,
# otherwise the last appearing option will be accepted
# Dynamic - Each connection will be done via chained proxies
# all proxies chained in the order as they appear in the list
# at least one proxy must be online to play in chain
# (dead proxies are skipped)
# otherwise EINTR is returned to the app
# Strict - Each connection will be done via chained proxies
# all proxies chained in the order as they appear in the list
# all proxies must be online to play in chain
# otherwise EINTR is returned to the app
# Random - Each connection will be done via random proxy
# (or proxy chain, see chain_len) from the list.
# this option is good to test your IDS :)

# Make sense only if random_chain
#chain_len = 2

# Quiet mode (no output from library)

# Proxy DNS requests - no leak for DNS data

# Some timeouts in milliseconds
tcpreadtime_out 15000
tcpconnecttime_out 8000

# ProxyList format
# type host port user pass
# (values separated by 'tab' or 'blank')
# Examples:
# socks5 1080 lamer secret
# http 8080 justu hidden
# socks4 1080
# http 8080
# proxy types: http, socks4, socks5
# ( auth types supported: "basic"-http "user/pass"-socks )
# add proxy here ...
# meanwile
# defaults set to "tor"
socks4 9050
socks5 9050

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im getting the same error! any ideas on how to fix this? i havent seen any tutorials?

Try adding some external proxy servers to your proxy list beneath
socks5 9050
Three or four to start with.

Search for free proxy servers or you can get them from here:-
Obviously the more you add the more difficult it is to be traced but also the greater the latency.

With proxychains.conf set to dynamic any proxy server that's down will be skipped. Hence you'll need at least three or four. Always check your external IP to confirm.

>proxychains firefox is all you need to enter. All firefox traffic will pass through proxychains thereafter. You'll see this in the terminal. This stops though when you quit proxychains obviously.

Web browsing through proxy servers will be slower, and expect having to resend.
Finally, if you're using free proxy servers you'll be regularly changing proxychains.conf

There are tutorials on Null-byte and Youtube.

Are you sure that your socks5/socks4 port is 9050? I think that your problem might be in that. Run a command 'netstat -tupln' and see what your port is for your proxy. Then go back to the proxychains.conf file (in nano) and change the port to your port shown in the netstat command (if different). This fixed it for me.

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