I am trying to configure Google Chrome to use my proxy. It works fine with curl:

curl -v --socks5-hostname bla-bla.example:1080 -U bla:bla-bla https://www.google.com/

I've tried to use FoxyProxy, but I get ERR_SOCKS_CONNECTION_FAILED

I've also tried macOS advanced network preferences, result stays the same.

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Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge only support SOCKS4.

Firefox supports 4, 4a and 5, but not with auth (although I understand there was a patch submitted).

If you want to use a web browser via SOCKS with auth, you could use something like Proxifier to divert the browser connections, or the AutoText SOCKS client (which supports GSSAPI authentication).

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