Testing ProxyChains with cURL
Today I wanted to test ProxyChains with a SOCKS5 tunnel, which I did
$ proxychains curl ipinfo.io
This returns JSON which includes the proxy's IP address if
everything works as expected, which it did.
For more information on how to use
proxychains, see: Subversion proxy: fixed IP address with proxychains
How to use jq in a shell pipeline
If you use the identity filter,
'.', you can pipe output of a command to
jq, a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor, and have
it pretty printed. For example:
curl -s ip-api.com/json/ | jq '.'
The above will show information about your current (external) IP
address, similar to http://ipinfo.io/.
For more information about
the jq Manual.
Building the latest version of ProxyChains NG
Today I also built the latest version of ProxyChains NG in order
to get rid of the "ProxyChains-3.1 (http://proxychains.sf.net)"
message the old version of ProxyChains prints to