Is there an easy way, preferably by using the Linux terminal, to check if a Socks5 proxy works?
If you created the proxy by yourself you should first of all check whether there is an open port (the
This should give you a line like: (I have a proxy on
If you found such a line or the proxy isn't yours, try sending packets through it. For example request a web page with
Should output some HTML stuff. Hope this helps to search for mistakes ;-)
Aux: For my example I created the proxy via:
To get curl to resolve the DNS on the other side, change
See the man page for more info.