Is it a SOCKS or HTTP proxy?
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If I understand forward HTTP proxies correctly - it requires the
CONNECT method open a tunnel?
Yes, but not all HTTP proxies support it (or have it locked down, you
can use it to e.g. tunnel SSH traffic). The simplest proxy call is
So, the simple case should work. The tunneling, I think does not.
Have you read up on connect-proxy?
My copy from the Ubuntu repositories supports HTTP just fine. I'd
suggest you update yours but I think connect-proxy hasn't been updated
Alternatively, you could use proxychains. It's slightly more work to
set up but then you can just do:
$ proxychains /path/to/node application.js
And everything will transparently be proxied.