Any of you guys self-host searx? I set it up with an outbound socks5 proxy through my vpn provider. I figured this way is more private because it hides my ip from google. The question is: how do I know now if the proxying works? As a test I tried changing one character in the auth passw. however this did not break searx. This makes me suspicious that it is not proxying at all. Does anyone have an idea how to test which IP google sees for my search requests? :-)) i hope that was clear...


Ok so the only way for me to solve this was by isolating the searx docker container and routing all of it's network traffic through a vpn client container. Wireshark says: no more connections to google bing or whatever :-) speed is great too.

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