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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Setting up ProxyChains

ProxyChains is a program that allows us to force any TCP connection made by an application through a proxy. In this recipe, we will be discussing the task of breaking the direct connection between the receiver and the sender by forcing the connection of given applications through a user-defined list of proxies.

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of setting up ProxyChains:

  1. Open the ProxyChains configuration file:
    vim /etc/proxychains.conf
    
  2. Uncomment the chaining type we want to use, in this case dynamic_chain:
    How to do it...
  3. Add some proxy servers to the list:
  4. Resolve the target host through our chained proxies:
    proxyresolv www.targethost.com ...

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