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I'm looking for a program which acts as a proxy manager for Ubuntu just as Proxifier does for windows.

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Could you add some words what you especially like on Proxifier? This would make it easier to recommend a special software for you. – qbi Apr 1 '12 at 19:28
I like the feature that allows to easily funnel all the traffic through a specified proxy, system wide. It also allow setting proxy rules. – Hamed Momeni Apr 2 '12 at 18:00
I installed Privoxy in Ubuntu but I don't know how to configure it? Exactly, I have a VPN account which perfectly works in Proxifier (Windows). It has a "host name", "user name" and "password". How can I set these parameters in Privoxy? – Amir Hossein Jadidinejad Mar 14 '13 at 17:50
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According to the description of the homepage of Proxifier, the software Privoxy looks like a good recommendation. Privoxy is a proxy application which filters a lot privacy related things (cookies, webbugs etc.). However the software allows you to configure HTTP, SOCKS and other types of software and is very flexible. I am sure that this is a good replacement.

After reading your comment I can go a bit more into detail: The central configuration file is /etc/privoxy/config. The directory /etc/privoxy has some other files, too. The config file is very well documented.

Lets assume you want to send all traffic to though proxy-a and all traffic to through proxy-b. SSL/TLS traffic (HTTPS) should not use any proxy. So you add the following lines:

forward proxy-a
forward proxy-b
forward :443 .

The keyword forward is followed by a site or a pattern. It can be an IP address, hostname or a regular expression. All traffic which matches will be send to the last entry in the line. This the proxy address. When you use a . (a dot) a the end of a line, it means that the pattern before will not use any proxy. You will find more information at the handbook.

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can be more specific for an https server ip with username and password? I tried Proxychains, it works good but unsuccessful in opening Facebook against Proxifier. – Sina Jun 7 '13 at 17:17

you can use tsocks or dante

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