I'm wondering if there is a way to know that proxychains is really working.

I know about configuring it, adding proxies, etc.. Just not really sure if it's actually working?

When I go into terminal and type proxychains (program name) it seems like it's working, but is there a way to know 100%?


I believe checking your external IP by going through particular proxy is the way. Check this out How can I get my external IP address in a shell script?


open your web browser with proxcychain command

proxychains firefox

and then go to this webpage


if it shows u different location, it means it is working. u can also click on test button and see more details.

make sure that your dns server also changed

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