Using socks4-clients with proxy at L.A. Free-Net (LAFN)
In general, my goal is learning how to configure programs to use a
proxy server at L.A. Free-Net (LAFN: www.lafn.org). How do I get
socks4-clients (rtfp, rtelnet, etc.) to work? Any ideas please, given
steps attempted below w/ Debian potato 2.2r2 (December 2000). My ISP
says to use "passive ftp mode," however I haven't found documentation
on how to do that (and I don't know what is meant by that).
``apt-get install socks4-clients''
Release Quality Package (size)
stable 94% socks4-clients 4.3.beta2-9 (81.3k)
Socks4 enabled clients as rtelnet, rftp, ...
CONNECT TO ISP:
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:3924 Metric:1
RX packets:9665 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:9665 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:192.168.10.6 P-t-P:188.8.131.52 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:223 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1
TX packets:240 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
EDIT CONFIGURATION FILE (dotted-quad comes from ``rtelnet proxy.lafn.org''):
# socks configuration
#direct 127.0.0.1 255.255.255.255
#direct 10.7.10.255 255.255.255.0
#sockd 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0
#direct 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0
sockd @=184.108.40.206 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 ppp0
Effective configuration entries: 1
CF 1>>sockd @=220.127.116.11 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 <<
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
``grep -i rtelnet /var/log/daemon''
Apr 7 16:24:05 cymba rtelnet: connect() from cymbala(cymbala) to mothra.syr.edu (23) using sockd at 18.104.22.168
ISP USERS GUIDE:
LAFN provides web access for most web low bandwidth protocols. Web access requires
that you configure your browser for the Socks server at proxy.lafn.org using port 1080.
For older browsers that do not support Socks (e.g., MacWeb), the standard proxy server
at proxy.lafn.org on port 80 is available for limited use for HTTP, HTTPS (Secure), and
File Transfers (FTP)
File transfer is supported by LAFN through web servers (URLs of the form ftp://...).
Direct file transfer is available through the Socks server as described in the Chat,
Banking and other Low Bandwidth Services section below. Note, you must use the
passive ftp mode so that your client opens the data transfer ports.
Chat, Banking and other Low Bandwidth Services
There are a large number of low bandwidth protocols that have been developed for the
internet that can be accessed through the LAFN Socks server. Some examples of these
The LAFN Socks server is available at proxy.lafn.org on port 1080. It supports both
Socks 4 and Socks 5 protocols. No authentication is required. To use the Socks server
you must configure the application for it. Some applications, AOL I M in particular, do
not seem to work properly with Socks 4 but work fine with Socks 5. In addition, FTP
clients must be configure to use passive mode. The Socks server will not permit
internet servers to establish connections with your computer. Your computer must
establish all the connections.
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