I have a socks 5 proxy backending onto nordvpn running in docker on another machine on my network (Dockerfile available if anybody wants).
I have my torrent client configured to go through the proxy and when I check my torrent ip address it works correctly and says my ip is in the US instead of Australia (as intended). So i'm working on the assumption the proxy is working correctly.
However in Zorin OS I cant get it to work. I configured the proxy in the network settings but when I try https://whatismyipaddress.com/ it says i'm coming from Australia. I would note I also tried proxy switcher omega directly in Brave and setup my proxy and got the same problem.
I'm at a loss to figure out what is going on.
I tried a traceroute as well and that is definitely not going through the proxy but i'm not sure I would expect it to either.
I set all of them, but initially I did try just setting the socks5 proxy.
Choosing between a VPN and a proxy is difficult when you don't know the pros and cons of both data protection systems. The main difference between a VPN and a proxy is the protection system itself; a proxy replaces your network address with another specific network address; VPN, in turn, is a private virtual network through which all your data is transmitted to the Internet. On the one hand, VPN allows you to change IP addresses, but proxy protects slightly better. Both methods effectively help stay anonymous, so the choice is yours. I recommend https://soax.com/socks5-proxy-uk because the proxy is much easier to set up.