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I imagine you would have to become familiar with luasocket and the SOCKS* protocol:

You would script (with luasocket) connecting to the SOCKS* proxy, send the appropriate handshake data that it expects, handle its response, and therein connect to your


As far as I know there's nothing quite like curl for Lua.  yet.

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Chris Datfung <> wrote:
I didn't get a response from my previous query so I'll try to rephrase. Is there a lua equivalent to:

curl --socks5-hostname localhost:1234

when using the proxy directive in socket.http, the proxy is HTTP and not socks.

How can I configure lua to make HTTP requests via a socks5 proxy?