I am able to access internet only behind a proxy When I run proxychains with proxy given by Tor, then my proxychains works fine, but when I run proxychains with the proxy through which I access the Internet (i.e., the proxychains don't work.

Here's the sorts of errors I get:

proxychains apt-get update
ProxyChains-3.1 (http://proxychains.sf.net)
Err http://dl.google.com stable InRelease

Err http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                  
  Could not resolve 'dl.google.com'
Err http://security.kali.org sana/updates InRelease                          

Err http://dl.bintray.com jessie InRelease    

Err http://security.kali.org sana/updates Release.gpg                        
  Could not resolve 'security.kali.org'
Err http://dl.bintray.com jessie Release.gpg
  Could not resolve 'dl.bintray.com'

Please help. I am having this issue for a year and I couldn't find a solution. I think the problem is with DNS lookup behind a proxy. I don't know I have tried everything. Nothing works.

One more thing. If I set http_proxy variable to, then also some of my applications work, so there's nothing work with the proxy.

  • Someone please answer it.
    – Lokesh
    Commented Aug 20, 2016 at 20:32

1 Answer 1


The issue here is not proxychain but DNS requests !

try to enable


in your /etc/proxychains.conf

or fix your resolv.conf file to reach a DNS server inside your environment.

  • Its already enabled.
    – Lokesh
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 20:35
  • And I have in my resolv.conf. Should it be something else, if yes then how should I determine what it should be?
    – Lokesh
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 20:36
  • @Lokesh ok, can you disable it (proxy_dns) and try without it
    – ebal
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 6:35
  • I tried that too. It didn't work out.
    – Lokesh
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 10:55

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