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RE: socks 5
From: "Rivera Alonso, David" <drivera () iberdrola es>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 11:34:11 +0100


Socks is a protocol to build kind of tunnels for TCP/IP applications:

Check this site to learn more:
http://www.socks.permeo.com/AboutSOCKS/SOCKSOverview.asp

regards from Spain,

DAVID

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De: Kenzo [mailto:kenzo_chin () hotmail com] 
Enviado el: jueves, 18 de marzo de 2004 18:50
Para: security-basics () securityfocus com
Asunto: socks 5


We have websense internet filter working with our Pix firewall to monitor
web traffic.
Today I noticed an attempted connection from our webserver to an external IP
address using the socks 5 protocol.
googling around I found out that socks 5 is used for some kind of remote
access or authentication.
I asked our webmaster and he has no Id what the remote IP address is.
what could it be? did someone manage to own our box and using socks to
bypass our firewall?
Can anyone tell me more about socks?

Thanks.

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