## Background

• Pandora doesn’t work outside the states
• I keep forgetting how to set-up proxychains

## Proxychains

Technically this article expects proxychains-ng, which seems to be the more up-to-date fork of the original proxychains.

1. Install proxychains-ng

# I am on archlinux..
sudo pacman -S proxychains-ng

2. Copy the configuration to the $HOME directory cp /etc/proxychains.conf .  3. Edit said configuration to add some US-based proxy In my particular case, I don’t keep the tor section enabled. tail$HOME/proxychains.conf

#
#       proxy types: http, socks4, socks5
#        ( auth types supported: "basic"-http  "user/pass"-socks )
#
[ProxyList]

I actually use Windscribe for my VPN needs, and they have a neat SOCKS5 proxy setup. This works out to a line like socks5 $IP$PORT $USERNAME$PASS being added. The default generator gives you a pretty server name, but to get the IP I use ping $SERVER and put that in the conf file. ## Pandora I use the excellent pianobar frontend. 1. Get pianobar sudo pacman -S pianobar  2. Use it with proxychains proxychains pianobar  3. Profit I also like setting up some defaults to make life easier: mkdir -p ~/.config/pianobar vim ~/.config/pianobar/config  I normally set the following (inspired by the ArchWiki): audio_quality = {high, medium, low} autostart_station =$ID
password = "$PASS" user = "$emailID"

The autostart_station ID can be obtained by inspecting the terminal output during an initial run. I usually set it to the QuickMix station.