I use a socks4 proxy in chrome (ssh tunnel via putty listens on localhost:60000) which works fine for all websites with the default http ports 80 and 443. What does NOT work is accessing websites over a custom port, especially tested for https. Example:

https://google.com       # works via socks4 proxy
https://example.com:8443 # does not work via socks4 proxy
      Chrome says: "ERR_CONNECTION_RESET"

When I switch to another proxy (http, not socks) or use the direct connection it works like a charm. Same for FF, btw. Proxy settings in chrome are configured with ProxySwitchySharp

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong here?

  • what about socks5? It works? – Jakuje Dec 7 '15 at 17:07
  • No, does not work. – phars Dec 9 '15 at 8:50

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