How to Convert SOCKS Proxy to HTTPS Proxy using DeleGate

Sam - September 21, 2016

How to Convert SOCKS Proxy to HTTPS Proxy using DeleGate

Tutorials

Introduction

So you have purchased a paid or found a free SOCKS server but your software requires a HTTPS proxy, here is how you can convert it to work with HTTP & HTTPS proxy protocols.

In this quick tutorial we will be using the free software available on http://www.delegate.org/delegate/

What is DeleGate?

DeleGate is a general purpose proxy server that supports HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4, SOCKS4a and SOCKS5 protocols.

You can do much more than just host a “proxy server” with DeleGate, you can also relay other proxies and convert protocols with full ACL (access control list) support.

Additionally it can also be a proxy for protocol specific functions such as DNS, SMTP, IMAP, etc

Find the perfect Proxy Product.

Proxyrack offers a multiple options to suit most use cases, if you are unsure our 3 Day Trial allows you to test them all.

Security

Residential proxies

Never get blocked, choose your location

View all option available
Vault

Datacenter proxies

Super fast and reliable

View all option available
Try

3 Day Trial

Test all products to find the best fit

View all option available

A full list of supported functionality can be found here: http://www.delegate.org/delegate/Manual.shtml

Let’s Get Started!

To convert your SOCKS proxy into a HTTP(S) proxy do the following:

Step 1 – Download DeleGate

Choose your binary (already compiled) distribution from this URL:

http://delegate.hpcc.jp/anonftp/DeleGate/download.html

We will be installing it on an Ubuntu server so we will choose the Linux distribution

wget "http://delegate.hpcc.jp/anonftp/DeleGate/bin/linux/latest/linux2.6-dg9_9_13.tar.gz"

output:

--2016-09-21 01:50:19--  http://delegate.hpcc.jp/anonftp/DeleGate/bin/linux/latest/linux2.6-dg9_9_13.tar.gz
Resolving delegate.hpcc.jp (delegate.hpcc.jp)... 163.220.3.3
Connecting to delegate.hpcc.jp (delegate.hpcc.jp)|163.220.3.3|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 3018925 (2.9M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘linux2.6-dg9_9_13.tar.gz’
linux2.6-dg9_9_13.tar.gz                100%[============================================================================>]   2.88M  4.20MB/s    in 0.7s    
2016-09-21 01:50:20 (4.20 MB/s) - ‘linux2.6-dg9_9_13.tar.gz’ saved [3018925/3018925]

Then extract the archive using tar

tar xf linux2.6-dg9_9_13.tar.gz

Now the folder dg9_9_13 will be available in the same directory

[email protected]:~/tutorial# ls
dg9_9_13  linux2.6-dg9_9_13.tar.gz

Step 2 – Move the binary

Great, now the binary file that we want to use is located in ./dg9_9_13/DGROOT/bin/dg9_9_13

You can make this more accessible by placing this in /usr/local/bin/ by executing the following command:

sudo mv ./dg9_9_13/DGROOT/bin/dg9_9_13 /usr/local/bin/delegate

Now the quickest and simplest way to convert your SOCKS4 or SOCKS5 proxy to a HTTP(S) proxy is by executing this command:

delegate ADMIN="[email protected]" -Plocalhost:2000 SERVER=https SOCKS=PROXYIP:PORT RELAY=proxy PERMIT="*:*:localhost.localdomain" -v

Break down of parameters

  • ADMIN=”[email protected]

  • This is a required parameter and you can place any kind of string here it doesn’t have to be an email address

  • -Plocalhost:2000

  • This is your listening IP:Port in this case I chose localhost so it doesn’t allow open access to the world. You can change this to your IP address if you want to use it remotely.

  • SERVER=https

  • This is what kind of server we want to be, you can change this to SOCKS if you want to relay SOCKS to SOCKS instead of HTTPS to SOCKS

  • SOCKS=PROXYIP:PORT

  • This is the actual proxy we are using

  • RELAY=proxy

  • DeleGate supports a few type of relaying methods which I won’t go into here but for our example you need to set it as proxy. Full details here: http://www.delegate.org/delegate/Manual.shtml?RELAY

  • PERMIT=”*:*:localhost.localdomain”

  • You can restrict the type of traffic with this parameter and the location *:* means any type of traffic followed by :localhost means the source IP (in this case just our local host). You could restrict the proxy to only allow http://www traffic using this PERMIT=”http:www:localhost”

  • -v

  • Verbose! Let’s see the output for debugging purposes.

Running this command will give you a bunch of output and if there were any errors that it cannot handle it will simply exit

Now using another terminal window you can test the proxy and if you kept localhost permit directive then make sure you’re executing this command from the same server.

Command:

curl -x localhost:2000 ip-api.com/json -v

output:

*   Trying ::1...
* connect to ::1 port 2000 failed: Connection refused
*   Trying 127.0.0.1...
* Connected to localhost (127.0.0.1) port 2000 (#0)
> GET http://ip-api.com/json HTTP/1.1
> Host: ip-api.com
> User-Agent: curl/7.47.0
> Accept: */*
> Proxy-Connection: Keep-Alive
> 
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< DeleGate-Ver: 9.9.13 (delay=11)
< Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
< Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
< Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:22:41 GMT
< Via: 1.1 - (DeleGate/9.9.13)
< Proxy-Connection: keep-alive, timeout=60, maxreq=60
< Content-Length: 320
< 
* Connection #0 to host localhost left intact
{"as":"AS20473 Choopa, LLC","city":"Singapore","country":"Singapore","countryCode":"SG","isp":"Choopa, LLC","lat":1.2931,"lon":103.8558,"org":"Vultr Holdings, LLC","query":"45.32.109.73","region":"01","regionName":"Central Singapore Community Development Council","status":"success","timezone":"Asia/Singapore","zip":""}

Finished!

That’s all I’ll be covering in this quick tutorial, there’s genuinely a whole heap of stuff you can do with DeleGate and I would encourage you to checkout their online Manual. If you have any issues following this tutorial then feel free to comment below and I’ll try to trouble shoot it with you.

Find the perfect Proxy Product.

Proxyrack offers a multiple options to suit most use cases, if you are unsure our 3 Day Trial allows you to test them all.

Security

Residential proxies

Never get blocked, choose your location

View all option available
Vault

Datacenter proxies

Super fast and reliable

View all option available
Try

3 Day Trial

Test all products to find the best fit

View all option available

Daniel - May 9, 2022

How To Create A Custom SEO Tool

Tutorials
Read Article

Daniel - May 9, 2022

Best Proxies For Enterprises

Tutorials
Read Article

Daniel - April 7, 2022

What Is Autofill Magic?

Tutorials
Read Article

Daniel - April 1, 2022

What Is AdsPower Browser?

Tutorials
Read Article

Get Started by signing up for a Proxy Product

View Plans