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socksify - runtime socksification of selected programs
The shell script socksify is meant to aid in using socks with already
compiled dynamic binaries. This works by setting the LD_PRELOAD
environment variable to libdsocks. It will then attempt to wrap all
networking-related system calls.
When used the script can socksify a program by simply prefixing the
given program and it's arguments with the the socksify script, like in
the example below.
$ socksify ftp ftp.example.org
The socksify script, and the Dante socks library used by the socksify
script, can interpret several environment variables.
Gives the name of the socks.conf file. Default is
/etc/socks.conf, unless it was changed when compiling the Dante
Creating a socks.conf is the recommended way to use socksify,
but socksify can also be used for most simple configurations
without any socks.conf file, as long as the proxy server to use
is set in one of the supported environment variables.
Enables debug logging. The value given should be a number, one
or up, indicating the level of debugging provided.
This value controls where the client library sends logoutput.
It can be either syslog, stdout, stderr, a filename, or a
combination. The default is nowhere.
Use the value of SOCKS_USERNAME as the username when doing
Use the value of SOCKS_PASSWORD as the password when doing
username authentication. Not recommended as other users on the
system might be able to see your password.
SOCKS_SERVER, SOCKS4_SERVER, SOCKS5_SERVER,
These variables allow the address of the server to be specified
without using a socks.conf file. If a socks.conf-file is
present, it is ignored if any of these variables are set.
The accepted format is <ipaddress>:<port>. If the SOCKS_SERVER
value is set, it indicates the specified server supports all
socks versions supported by Dante. If if either of the other
two variables are used, they indicate the given socks server
supports only the corresponding socks version, v4 or v5. Note
that if the socks server requires any form of authentication,
you need to use SOCKS5_SERVER, as v4 does not support
This variable can be used to specify the location of a HTTP
proxy supporting the connect request. The format used to
specify a HTTP proxy is http://<ipaddress>:<port>.
This variable can be used to specify the location of a UPNP
enabled IGD router. There are three possible value for this
variable: a full URL, the interface name the router is reachable
via, or the value "broadcast" to search for the IGD on all
Note that if any of the above environment variables, indicating the
proxy server to use are set, the Dante client will not parse the
If this variable is set to "no", the client will not try to
auto-add direct routes for all addresses on the LAN. The
default is to add them.
If this variable is set, the client will not perform
threadlocking. The default is for the client to attempt to
figure out for itself whether the application to socksify needs
threadlocking or not.
If this is set to "yes", the client will fallback to attempting
a direct connection if the proxy route fails. The default is is
For inferno Nettverk A/S:
socks.conf(5), sockd(8), sockd.conf(5) Information about new releases
and other related issues can be found on the Dante WWW home page:
See the accompanying BUGS file. New ones should be reported to
July 6 2013 SOCKSIFY(1)