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0002037Kali LinuxQueued Tool Additionpublic2020-11-11 23:46
Reporternautilus Assigned Tosbrun  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Fixed in Version2020.4 
Summary0002037: proxychains-ng (fork of proxychains)




2015-03-19 10:17

administrator   ~0003175

This is a fork of the original project.
Original: (v3.1)
Fork: (v4.2.0)


Version 4.8.1:

  • fix regression in 4.8 install-config Makefile target

Version 4.8:

  • fix for odd cornercase where getaddrinfo was used with AI_NUMERICHOST
    to test for a numeric ip instead of resolving it (fixes nmap).
  • allow usage with programs that rely on LD_PRELOAD themselves
  • reject wrong entries in config file
  • print version number on startup

Version 4.7:

  • new round_robin chaintype by crass.
  • fix bug with lazy allocation when GCC constructor was not used.
  • new configure flag --fat-binary to create a "fat" binary/library on OS X
  • return EBADF rather than EINTR in close hook.
    it's legal for a program to retry close() calls when they receive
    EINTR, which could cause an infinite loop, as seen in chromium.

Version 4.6:

  • some cosmetic fixes to Makefile, fix a bug when non-numeric ip was
    used as proxy server address.

Version 4.5:

  • hook close() to prevent OpenSSH from messing with internal infrastructure.
    this caused ssh client to segfault when proxified.

Version 4.4:

  • FreeBSD port
  • fixes some installation issues on Debian and Mac.

Version 4.3:

  • fixes programs that do dns-lookups in child processes (fork()ed),
    like irssi. to achieve this, support for compilation without pthreads
    was sacrified.
  • fixes thread safety for gethostent() calls.
  • improved DNS handling speed, since hostent db is cached.

Version 4.2:

  • fixes compilation issues with ubuntu 12.04 toolchain
  • fixes segfault in rare codepath

Version 4.1

  • support for mac os x (all archs)
  • all internal functions are threadsafe when compiled with -DTHREAD_SAFE

Version 4.0

  • replaced dnsresolver script (which required a dynamically linked "dig"
    binary to be present) with remote DNS lookup.
    this speeds up any operation involving DNS, as the old script had to use TCP.
    additionally it allows to use .onion urls when used with TOR.
  • removed broken autoconf build system with a simple Makefile.
    there's a ./configure script though for convenience.
    it also adds support for a config file passed via command line switches/
    environment variables.


2015-09-03 13:24

administrator   ~0003928

And this software comes straight from Debian. So we're unlikely to replace one by the other at the Kali level. This should be suggested to the Debian maintainers.

It could be packaged separately though, reclassifying it that way.



2020-03-25 13:04

administrator   ~0012521

@kali-team, please could this be packaged up.
@author, If you want to help the packaging process, you can check the documentation here ~



2020-10-05 15:48

administrator   ~0013538

I believe this is in Debian as "proxychains4" ~



2020-11-04 07:56

manager   ~0013630

This package is already in Debian / Kali:
Source package: proxychains-ng
Binary package: proxychains4

And proxychains4 is now installed with metapackages like kali-tools-web, kali-tools-post-exploitation, kali-linux-headless.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-02-01 14:59 nautilus New Issue
2015-03-19 10:17 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0003175
2015-09-03 13:24 rhertzog Note Added: 0003928
2015-09-03 13:24 rhertzog Category Tool Upgrade => New Tool Requests
2015-09-03 13:25 rhertzog Summary Replace proxychains with proxychains-ng => Add proxychains-ng (fork of proxychains)
2018-01-29 10:23 g0tmi1k Summary Add proxychains-ng (fork of proxychains) => proxychains-ng (fork of proxychains)
2019-12-09 13:30 g0tmi1k Severity minor => feature
2020-03-25 13:02 g0tmi1k Status new => acknowledged
2020-03-25 13:02 g0tmi1k Category New Tool Requests => Queued Tool Addition
2020-03-25 13:04 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0012521
2020-06-17 14:58 g0tmi1k Severity feature => minor
2020-10-05 15:48 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0013538
2020-11-04 07:56 sbrun Assigned To => sbrun
2020-11-04 07:56 sbrun Status acknowledged => resolved
2020-11-04 07:56 sbrun Resolution open => fixed
2020-11-04 07:56 sbrun Note Added: 0013630
2020-11-11 23:46 g0tmi1k Fixed in Version => 2020.4