proxychains VS torsocks

Compare proxychains vs torsocks and see what are their differences.


proxychains - a tool that forces any TCP connection made by any given application to follow through proxy like TOR or any other SOCKS4, SOCKS5 or HTTP(S) proxy. Supported auth-types: "user/pass" for SOCKS4/5, "basic" for HTTP. (by haad)


Library to torify application - NOTE: upstream has been moved to (by dgoulet)
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Posts with mentions or reviews of proxychains. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-08.


Posts with mentions or reviews of torsocks. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-12.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing proxychains and torsocks you can also consider the following projects:

CrackMapExec - A swiss army knife for pentesting networks

duckduckgo-locales - Translation files for <a href=""> </a>

Tor - Tor protects your privacy on the Internet by hiding the connection between your Internet address and the services you use. (This is *not* the official repository.)

docker-tor - A docker image for deploying tor with Docker and/or Kubernetes

nipe - An engine to make Tor network your default gateway

tribler - Privacy enhanced BitTorrent client with P2P content discovery

sshuttle - Transparent proxy server that works as a poor man's VPN. Forwards over ssh. Doesn't require admin. Works with Linux and MacOS. Supports DNS tunneling.

impacket - Impacket is a collection of Python classes for working with network protocols.

linux-cli-community - Linux command-line client for ProtonVPN. Written in Python.

ansible-squid - Ansible Squid role

loki-network - Lokinet is an anonymous, decentralized and IP based overlay network for the internet.