Tutorial

Run a SOCKS5 proxy on decentralized cloud

Run a decentralized SOCKS5 edge proxy at port number 8888.

Install and run Planetr Gateway on your computer

To install Planetr gateway on your computer, please read the Get Started section. This can be achieved on a laptop, a desktop computer, or a cloud instance.

Run SOCKS5 edge proxy

Make sure Planetr gateway is installed and running on your computer by visiting http://localhost:8080/

Create and run a decentralized edge proxy on Planetr network.

$ planetr proxy-run 8888
INSTANCE ID            STATUS    PORT   NAME   ERROR  
c218ao72hrar656dqsc0   Running   8888

Check the status of the proxy.

$ planetr proxy-ps
INSTANCE ID            STATUS    PORT   NAME   ERROR  
c218ao72hrar656dqsc0   Running   8888

Test the proxy by configuring a SOCKS5 proxy on your browser. Specify:

  • SOCKS Host: localhost
  • Port: 8888
  • Select SOCKS5 option.

See Configure Firefox if you need help with configuring firefox. You may visit WhatIsMyIP to see which edge node is routing your traffic to internet.

Stop the proxy.

$ planetr proxy-stop c218ao72hrar656dqsc0

Restart the proxy.

$ planetr proxy-start c218ao72hrar656dqsc0

Stop and delete the proxy.

$ planetr proxy-rm c218ao72hrar656dqsc0