## 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
1# I am on archlinux..
2sudo pacman -S proxychains-ng

2. Copy the configuration to the $HOME directory 1cp /etc/proxychains.conf .  3. Edit said configuration to add some US-based proxy In my particular case, I don’t keep the tor section enabled. 1tail$HOME/proxychains.conf

1#
2#       proxy types: http, socks4, socks5
3#        ( auth types supported: "basic"-http  "user/pass"-socks )
4#
5[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 $SERVER and put that in the conf file. Any online DNS resolver will also do the trick, like this one. ## Pandora I use the excellent pianobar frontend. 1. Get pianobar 1sudo pacman -S pianobar  2. Use it with proxychains 1proxychains pianobar  3. Profit I also like setting up some defaults to make life easier: 1mkdir -p ~/.config/pianobar 2vim ~/.config/pianobar/config  I normally set the following (inspired by the ArchWiki): 1audio_quality = {high, medium, low} 2autostart_station =$ID
3password = "$PASS" 4user = "$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.