proxychains - proxy chains - redirect connections through proxy servers

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename proxychains_3.1-8.1_all.deb
Package name proxychains
Package version 3.1
Package release 8.1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/net
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 4.91 KB
Installed size 26.00 KB
Proxy chains force any tcp connection made by any given tcp client
to follow through proxy (or proxy chain). It is a kind of proxifier.
It acts like sockscap / premeo / eborder driver ( intercepts TCP calls )
This version supports SOCKS4, SOCKS5 and HTTP CONNECT proxy servers.
Different proxy types can be mixed in the same chain.
* Access Internet from behind restrictive firewall.
* Source IP masquerade.
* SSH tunneling and forwarding.
* Dynamic LAN-to-LAN VPN channel.
* Servers and daemons friendly (works fine with sendmail MTA).


Package Version Architecture Repository
proxychains_3.1-8.1_all.deb 3.1 all Ubuntu Universe
proxychains - - -


Name Value
libproxychains3 >= 3.1-8.1


Type URL
Binary Package proxychains_3.1-8.1_all.deb
Source Package proxychains

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install proxychains deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install proxychains




2018-10-08 - Boyuan Yang <>
proxychains (3.1-8.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* NMU with acknowledgement with Uploader (Aron Xu).
* debian: Apply "wrap-and-sort -abst".
* debian/control:
+ Bump debhelper compat to v11.
+ Remove unnecessary build-dependency dh-autoreconf.
+ Bump Standards-Version to 4.2.1.
+ Add Vcs-* fields and put git packaging repo under
Salsa Debian group.
+ Correctly set the section for libproxychains3 (libs).
* debian/copyright: Use secure uri in Format: section.
* debian/changelog: Remove trailing spaces.
* Add compatibility layer (update-alternatives) with proxychains-ng.
This also renames proxychains to proxychains3.
2016-02-23 - Daniel Echeverry <>
proxychains (3.1-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix FTBS when built dpkg-buildpackage -a Closes: #806097
+ debian/rules
+ Add -arch variants of the dh_auto_*
+ Add hardening flags
* Bump standard versions 3.9.7 (no changes)
* Add libproxychains3.symbols file
* Update debian/libproxychains3.install file
+ Install proxyresolv from here instead d/rules
* Remove libproxychains3.dirs file
* debian/control
+ Remove autotools-dev in B-D
* debian/copyright
+ Extend copyright holder years
* debian/rules
+ Remove override_dh_auto_install
+ Because now isn't necessary
2013-05-25 - Daniel Echeverry <>
proxychains (3.1-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS with eglibc-2.17. Closes: #701413
+ Add 600-ftbfs-getnameinfo.patch patch
* Bump standard versions 3.9.4 (no changes)
2012-12-25 - Aron Xu <>
proxychains (3.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Enabling Multi-Arch for the package.
* debian/rules: add calls to DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH, calling dh_autoreconf
* debian/control: add Multi-Arch fields
* debian/libproxychains*.install: update location for Multi-Arch
* Move etc/proxychains.conf to binary package proxychains
2012-09-14 - Daniel Echeverry <>
proxychains (3.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer. Closes: #674776
* debian/control
+ Bumped standard versions 3.9.3
+ Update to DEP5 copyright format 1.0.
+ Set myself as Maintainer
+ Set Aron Xu as Uploaders
+ Change debhelper to 9 in B-D
+ Remove quilt in B-D
+ Add dh-autoreconf in B-D
* debian/compat
+ Switch compat level to 9
* debian/patches
+ Add description to the patches
+ Add 400_fix_spelling_mistake.diff
+ Fix spelling mistake. Closes: #683805
+ Add 500_allow_user_specify_DNS.diff
+ allow user to specify DNS server in proxyresolv. Closes: #603239
+ Thanks to The Don Lachlan for the patch
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
* Fix spelling error in manpage (lintian)
* Remove README.source
+ Because is not necessary
* Add README.Debian
* debian/libproxychains-dev.install
+ Remove .a and .la files (lintian)
* debian/rules
+ Use autoreconf
2010-04-27 - Eugene V. Lyubimkin <>
proxychains (3.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
- Placed Recommends on 'dnsutils' to shared library package, not the
development one. Thanks to (Closes: #579329)
- Updated my mail address.
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.4, no changes needed.
2009-05-29 - Eugene V. Lyubimkin <>
proxychains (3.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.

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