I want to set up a personal Tor SOCKS5 proxy on my Linux VPS to use it on mobile devices and whatnot. Apparently, Tor can only protect its control port, SOCKS5 stays open. How do I set a lightweight, password-protected Tor SOCKS5 proxy? Seems like I need to set up another proxy, which would tunnel traffic through Tor. Where do I start?


Here's the Tor manual.

You can set:

Socks5ProxyUsername username Socks5ProxyPassword password

When you start the Tor service.

If you are asking how to create a proxy server in general apart from Tor, then you should probably ask that in the Unix/Linux Stackexchange depending on your Linux distribution.

  • Tor daemon can make open relay connections through another socks proxy, and Socks5ProxyUsername Socks5ProxyPassword set credentials for that proxy. So no, it's not it.
    – Roffen
    Nov 15 '19 at 21:49
  • Also make sure that you do not have Socks4Proxy set.
    – Steve
    Nov 25 '19 at 18:30
  • as @Roffen has pointed out, this is not the solution. I'm surprised that there is no standard solution for this. how did you solve it? Aug 20 at 3:23

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