This program allows you to use SSH, TELNET, VNC, FTP and any other Internet application from behind HTTP(HTTPS) and SOCKS(4/5) proxy servers. This "proxifier" provides proxy server support to any app.
this project, while technically fine, is unmaintained and has seen its latest update in the year 2006. use proxychains-ng instead (it's hosted here on sf.net as well : hxxp://sf.net/p/proxychains-ng ). the version here has some known bugs and other issues that prevent compilation out-of-the-box on modern linux systems, and doesnt work on MacOS at all. proxychains-ng also does dns automatically on the proxy side, so it is much faster, more secure and supports .onion url in case TOR is used.