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SOCKS & WINSOCK proxy ???

By k4k ·
What is SOCKS & WINSOCK proxy ?
why do we use winsock proxy client ?
How does it work & what is the port it uses ?

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by Ann777 In reply to SOCKS & WINSOCK proxy ? ...

Proxies may be preferred over SOCKS for their ability to perform caching, high-level logging, and access control.

SOCKS/WINSOCKS is software that allows computers inside a firewall to gain access to the Internet. SOCKS is usually installed on a server positioned either inside or on the firewall (WINSOCKS is for Windows OS; SOCKS is usua;;y used on Unix, linux, etc. -- although I've seen the terms used without regard to this).

Computers within the firewall access the SOCKS server as clients, to access the Internet.

You set the port info depending on the software you are using. Netscape Navigator lets you set the name and port number of the SOCKS host (server) in the Network/Proxies panel. In Windows, the host is specified in the registry or the INI file. etc.

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