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Internet Communications : SOCKS Secure Protocol

SOCKS - a secure network proxy mechanism.
An additional protection in additional to firewalls, as all traffic and both ends of the communication are authenticated before use.

See Also:
^Network and Server Security

* The SOCKS Home Page
The SOCKS home page at NEC.
* Introduction to SOCKS
An overview of the secure SOCKS protocol, what it is and how it works.
Some more Frequently Asked Questions about SOCKS - a secure network proxy mechanism.
* Developers Guidelines for SOCKS-Friendly Applications
* RFC-1928 - The SOCKS Protocol version 5
this is a copy on NEC's webserver.
* RFC-1929 - Username/Password Authentication with SOCKS v5
this is a copy on NEC's webserver.
* SOCKS as a CORBA firewall
An experiment to 'socksify' a CORBA ORB so that SOCKS can be used as the CORBA firewall technology, as suggested in the OMG CORBA firewall draft.

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