SOCKS proxy on OS X. What a bunch of ocks.
October 24, 2007 2:02 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to use certain, specific applications over a SOCKS proxy on OS X. Is this possible?

Skype on the Mac, for example, doesn't have proxy settings built in. Is it possible to channel anything Skype does through a proxy, while running everything else over my normal internet connection?
posted by armoured-ant to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
As far as I'm aware, tsocks works on OSX. It doesn't have a pretty GUI but it ought to do the job.
posted by majick at 2:06 AM on October 24, 2007

I haven't found anything that forces proxying in OSX at the application level.

Here are some directions on how to enable a SOCKS proxy for all native (Cocoa/WebKit-based) applications.

Sorry if that's not helpful.
posted by dereisbaer at 11:18 AM on October 24, 2007

Looking at what majick said, in theory tsocks should work at the application level. Whether Skype can even work over SOCKS is another issue.
posted by dereisbaer at 11:30 AM on October 24, 2007

You're looking for Proxifier, which is a cross-platform app (there's a native OS X version) that'll let you set granular proxy settings up.
posted by delfuego at 6:35 PM on October 24, 2007

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