Ubuntu – How to set a proxy for terminal

bashcommand linePROXYtor

I am looking to set a proxy for terminal. What I need is I want to send all terminal communications to the internet through a proxy, say tor.

I tried to set a system wide proxy set up. But Terminal doesn't obey the system wide proxy configuration.

Is there any other way to do this?

Best Answer

Terminal is not net application. Maybe is better to say, in your case, terminal is container for net application like ssh, telnet, lftp, wget, lynx ...

Edit your:

sudo -H gedit /etc/profile.d/proxy.sh

Enter the details in this format.

export http_proxy=http://username:password@proxyhost:port/ 
export ftp_proxy=http://username:password@proxyhost:port/
export telnet_proxy=http://username:password@proxyhost:port/

This is for when using wget, ftp, lftp, telnet in terminal

ssh has no native SOCKS client support, you need to use a ProxyCommand for that, for instance with socat:

ssh -o ProxyCommand='socat - SOCKS4A:myproxy:%h:%p,socksuser=nobody' user@host

Or use things like tsocks to transparently use SOCKS for TCP traffic.

For SOCKS5 with socat 2:

ssh -o ProxyCommand='socat - "SOCKS5:%h:%p|tcp:myproxy:1080"' user@host

For HTTP Proxy CONNECT method with socat 2:

ssh -o ProxyCommand='socat - "PROXY:%h:%p|tcp:myproxy:80"' user@host
Related Question