Proxychains fails at certain proxyservers

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Hi. I am new to hacking and I am trying to setup proxychains on Kali Linux. I didn't make any changes in the config file, I only added a few proxyservers. Now when I run the proxychains, the service stops at certain servers. When I looked it up on the internet, I realized that the particular proxyserver was down. According to this scenario, everytime I want to run proxychains, I have to check if the server is running and make changes accordingly. Is there a way to avoid this scenario?
Jun 24, 2019 in Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking by Phalguni
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By default, proxychains uses the strict_chain option which means every proxyserver has to be live for it to work and even if one of the servers is down, then the proxychains fails. There is another option called dynamic_chain using which you can use proxychains even if some of the servers are not live. To make proxychains use dynamic_chain, open the proxychains.conf file

nano /etc/proxychains.conf

then in this file, comment the line strict_chain, and remove the comment from the line dynamic_chain. 

Now proxychains will run even if some servers are down. 

answered Jun 24, 2019 by avantika
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