Nmap scan (and someone else…) through proxy and proxy chaining

But nmap (or some other program) doesn’t support proxy… so you need proxychains.

If you are on a Debian-based simply type

apt-get install proxychains

Then edit


And add your proxy. If you want to learn the syntax, in the config file you can see some more examples.

I try to explain with a regex-like expression:

[http|socks4|socks5] ipaddress port username password

Be happy, Tor is configured by default!

It’s not all. Obviously proxychains is used primarily for proxy chaining.
How to configure it? Add more proxies to proxychain.conf !

Finally run your software, e.g.

proxychains nmap -T4 -A ipaddress

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