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RE: socks 5
From: "Shawn Jackson" <sjackson () horizonusa com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 08:27:39 -0800

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

Socks is a application (OSI) level proxy and is used to exert control
over data flowing through it. Companies setup SOCK proxies to have more
fine grain control over the data that flows in and out of their network.

Calling SOCKS a tunnel is extremely misleading, it's just a application

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