SOCKs proxy with user/password
I went through multiple tutorials and trials and was unable to get it right.
I want to setup a tor connection on my Linode and send request to my Linode using SOCKS with user:password.
The requests will be forwarded to he tor port and will return the content from the tor response.
I got the tor part to work, and I was able to get nginx or a custom Rails server to do it, but both aren't SOCKS but I send a POST HTTP request, process it , pass it to tor and reply back , which is inefficient.
I'm hoping that I'm understanding the questions correctly, and if not, please feel free to correct me.
To set up SOCKS with a username and password, I found this page on Stack Exchange (it's a bit old, but the same concept should still apply) that gives a configuration you can use. This is based on a CentOS distribution but the same principle should apply on other distributions as well:
Here's a more recent article on setting up a SOCKS tunnel for private browsing that includes password authentication: