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Re: Socks4


On Wed, Jul 12, 2000 at 12:20:51PM -0400, Honderdors, Raymond wrote:
> oke we have a socks 4 server (owned by IBM), a leased-line for
> the wan connection.
>  and this is my problem: I can not get a connection with the
> outside world with my my linux server :(
> plz advice
> ps a have internet on my m$ NT desktop though the same
> connection

You will need to install socks client libraries on your linux

Netscape should work by just clicking
Edit|Prefs|Advanced|Proxies|Manual and typing in the name of the
proxy server and port 1080 for the port, but most other things
don't know about socks by default.  This means you either have
to modify the source to use the Socksified networking function
calls and recompile against the socks client libs or you can
trick the programs into using socksified versions of the normal
networking function calls.  (Hope that makes some sort of sense)

Obviously it's probaby easiest to "trick" them.

I haven't tried out the socks 4 package from NEC, but I've used
Dante, which seems to work as a server.  (I've not tried the
client side of Dante, but there's no reason to believe it won't

Dante has a "socksify" command that is supposed to trick things
into working with socks even if they have never heard of socks.

You can get Dante from http://www.inet.no/dante/ and there are
dante-client packages in potato and woody.  The one in woody is
a little newer.

see: http://cgi.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=dante&searchon=names&version=all&release=all

Hope this helps.

Michael Wood        | Tel: +27 21 762 0276 | http://www.kingsley.co.za/
wood@kingsley.co.za | Fax: +27 21 761 9930 | Kingsley Technologies

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