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I want to setup a SOCKS proxy server on linux, any recommendations?

I currently use SS5 and want to know if there are any better alternatives.

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closed as not constructive by Jacob, Chris S Feb 21 '13 at 3:23

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I dunno whether it's the best one or not, but I can mention DeleGate.

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Depends on what you need, but the good old Squid can do almost anything.

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It's in no way a SOCKS proxy, actually. – poige Mar 30 '11 at 2:54
@poige actually, it can ( but it's not really the best fit for a SOCKS proxy. – Renaud Bompuis Jan 17 '12 at 10:54

Better? sure, try Zeus's ZXTM, way better but tens of thousands of dollars per license - could you try narrowing down your requirements please.

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I simply need a socks 5 proxy server that would sit on one physical server with about 30 ips and proxy traffic from traffic from other servers. – user12145 Jul 30 '10 at 18:03

I recommend SSH as well, mainly because of the strong crypto and maturity of the code. Here is the command I use:

ssh -p 22 -C2qTnN -D 8080

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