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redsocks - redirect any TCP connection to a SOCKS or HTTP proxy

REDSOCKS(8) System Manager's Manual REDSOCKS(8)

NAME

redsocks - redirect any TCP connection to a SOCKS or HTTP proxy

SYNOPSIS

redsocks [options]

DESCRIPTION

redsocks is a daemon running on the local system, that will transparently tunnel any TCP connection via a remote SOCKS4, SOCKS5 or HTTP proxy server. It uses the system firewall's redirection facility to intercept TCP connections, thus the redirection is system-wide, with fine-grained control, and does not depend on LD_PRELOAD libraries.
Redsocks supports tunneling TCP connections and UDP packets. It has authentication support for both, SOCKS and HTTP proxies.
Also included is a small DNS server returning answers with the "truncated" flag set for any UDP query, forcing the resolver to use TCP.

OPTIONS

-p pidfile
Write the process ID to pidfile.
-c config
Use config as configuration file.
-t
Test configuration file syntax.

SEE ALSO

iptables(8), /etc/redsocks.conf, /usr/share/doc/redsocks/README.gz
 

AUTHOR

redsocks was written by Leonid Evdokimov <leon@darkk.net.ru>
This manual page was written by Apollon Oikonomopoulos <apoikos@debian.org>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).
November 14, 2011 Debian Sid