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Setup 3proxy Anonymous Proxy on Ubuntu or Debian

The instruction suitable for all Unix distributions, because we are gonna compile it from source code. Compiling from source code is preferred, that way we will get the latest version. In this case I’m using Ubuntu/Debian.

To compile 3proxy from source code you need to install git, make, and gcc. Just type into your terminal:

apt-get install gcc make git -y

Next, browse to home directory

cd ~
git clone

This will download latest version of 3proxy to your machine. Next step to compile and setup:

cd 3proxy
make -f Makefile.Linux

Now we put files into correct path and setup auto start of the service

mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/3proxy/bin
cp src/3proxy /usr/local/etc/3proxy/bin
cp ./scripts/rc.d/ /etc/init.d/3proxy

Before we add 3proxy service to autostart, we need to do some adjustment to the default init script because it’s missing some LSB tags or else you’ll get some insserv warning.

vi /etc/init.d/3proxy

Change all the lines started with “#” with these lines:

# Provides: 3proxy
# Required-Start: $network $remote_fs $local_fs
# Required-Stop: $network $remote_fs $local_fs
# Default-Start: 2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop: 0 1 6
# Short-Description: Stop/start 3proxy

Make the service auto start on boot

update-rc.d 3proxy defaults

Now let’s create the config file.

vi /usr/local/etc/3proxy/3proxy.cfg

You can RTFM for all the parameters or options, but to make it short, these are my config for anonymous proxy:
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