Internet Explorer 11 as a SOCKS5 proxy client resolves hostnames locally, not on the proxy.

Is there any way to force Internet Explorer 11 to resolve hostnames on the proxy? I would rather not clutter up my hosts file...

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there is no version of IE that supports SOCKS5 (not even Edge), they are all SOCKS4 which doesn't support server-side DNS resolution.

If you want a SOCKS5 browser, then Firefox does it (but doesn't support authentication).

All in all, given how old SOCKS5 is as a protocol, it's a pretty poor showing.

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