Configuring proxychain with viber on linux

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I wanted to use viber on ubuntu linux but couldn’t connect due to being behind a proxy.
I had to do two things:

  1. Install proxychains and configure my proxy information in the proxychains configuration file.
  2. Run viber using proxychains. Finally make a special sh file to do this.


root@mbak1-VirtualBox:~/Desktop# nano /etc/proxychains.conf 

# add proxy here ...
# meanwile
# defaults set to "tor"
http 8012 user password
https 8012 user password

Created the following SH file to run viber with the proxy:


proxychains /opt/viber/Viber %u

Menelaos Bakopoulos

Mr. Menelaos Bakopoulos is currently pursuing his PhD both at Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTiF) at Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark and Athens Information Technology (AIT) in Athens, Greece. He received a Master in Information Technology and Telecommunications Systems from Athens Information Technology and a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Management Information Systems from the American College of Thessaloniki. Since April 2008 he has been a member of the Multimedia, Knowledge, and Web Technologies Group.

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