I'm trying to configure proxychains to make a port-scan with Nmap, but the file config tells only about SOCKS4 and SOCKS5.

  • yes, it is just a proxy for proxychains: use it as a first proxy in a chain, then it will work properly
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Commented May 26, 2016 at 2:07

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Tor provides a SOCKS4a or SOCKS5 compatible proxy, port 9050 is default for a system daemon/service and 9150 for Tor Browser.

However it will not be compatible with most of nmap's functionality, and you shouldn't be using tor to port scan either. See: Is there a way to get portscanning (nmap) to work through Whonix?

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