sockproxy is a simple script to run a SOCKS proxy on your own server. It is merely a wrapper script to orchestrate
iptables properly to make it easier in everyday use.
What is socksproxy?
Much like a regular HTTP(S) proxy, a SOCKS proxy can be used to redirect/tunnel traffic through a certain server. This is useful if you want to circumvent country or content-based Internet filtering or access blocked content, e.g., by governments, workplaces, schools, and country-specific web services. Unlike HTTP(S) proxies, however, SOCKS operates on a lower level and can hence also used for other protocols (e.g. FTP, SMTP, ..).
Without socksproxy, the Internet is potentially blocked/filtered by the ISP:
With socksproxy (running on a machine without filtered access), all traffic is tunneled to through socksproxy and filters are circumvented:
Dependencies are openssh-server and iptables, so be sure to have those installed.
wget -qO - http://archive.philippheckel.com/apt/Release.key | sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c "echo deb http://archive.philippheckel.com/apt/release/ release main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/archive.philippheckel.com.list" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install socksproxy
Other Linux systems: Manually install it like this:
$ sudo make install $ sudo make uninstall # To remove
Edit the config file at
/etc/socksproxy.conf and add the allowed IP addresses and (if you like) the port on which the proxy should run on:
# Sets the port on which the proxy can be accessed on. proxyport=1080 # Defines the IP addresses allowed to use the proxy. allowedips=126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52
Then start the SOCKS proxy by running:
$ socksproxy start Starting socksproxy on port 1080 ... Started with PID 15761.
You can now add it to your browser / operating system config and you are ready to surf via your proxy host!
To build the
.deb archive yourself, run the following commands:
$ sudo apt-get install devscripts # for 'debuild' $ make clean deb $ sudo dpkg -i build/*.deb