Comparison of proxifiers

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A proxifier is a software program which can make other programs pass through a proxy server by intercepting and modifying their network requests. This article compares a selection of popular proxifiers.

General[edit]

Name Developer Status First release Based on License Source available
Dante client Inferno Nettverk A/S Active November 16, 1998 [1] BSD Yes
FreeCap Max Artemev N/A 2003 GPL Yes
Proxifier Initex Software Active 2004 Proprietary (Shareware) No
ProxyCap Proxy Labs Active 2002 Proprietary (Shareware) No
proxychains Active 2002 GPL Yes
redsocks Leonid Evdokimov Active Apache Yes
SocksCap NEC N/A June 16, 1997[2] Proprietary No
Super Socks5Cap Networktunnel Lab Active 2009 Proprietary (Shareware) No
torsocks Robert Hogan Active 2008 tsocks GPL Yes
tun2socks Ambroz Bizjak Active 2011 BSD Yes
WideCap Max Artemev N/A Proprietary (Freeware) No

Platforms[edit]

The operating systems or virtual machines the proxifiers are designed to run on.

The list is not exhaustive, but rather reflects the most common platforms today.

Name Mac OS X Windows Cygwin BSD Linux Solaris Windows Mobile Android iPhone, iPod Touch
Dante N/A No N/A Yes Yes Yes No No No
FreeCap No Yes No No No No No No No
Proxifier Yes Yes No No No No No No No
ProxyCap Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No
proxychains N/A No N/A N/A Yes N/A No No No
redsocks N/A No N/A N/A Yes N/A No Yes[3] No
SocksCap No Yes No No No No No No No
Super Socks5cap No Yes No No Yes No No No No
torsocks Yes No N/A N/A Yes N/A No No No
tun2socks No Yes No No Yes No No Yes[note 1] No
WideCap No Yes No No No No No No No
  1. ^ Internally used in Psiphon for Android [4] [5] and shadowsocks-android.[6]

Proxy protocols and methods[edit]

Name SOCKS4 SOCKS4A SOCKS5 HTTP SSH1 SSH2
CONNECT UDP ASSOCIATE CONNECT GET
Dante Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
FreeCap Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Proxifier Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[note 1] No No
ProxyCap Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[note 1] Yes Yes
proxychains Yes No Yes No Yes No No No
redsocks Yes No Yes Yes Yes N/A No No
SocksCap Yes Yes Yes N/A No No No No
Super Socks5cap Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes[note 2] Yes[note 2]
tun2socks No No Yes No No No No No
WideCap Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
  1. ^ a b Only HTTP connections can be proxied.

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