what about socks support?

Edward Geraghty edgy at us.ibm.com
Mon Mar 12 06:34:12 EST 2001

On AIX > v4.3.2 you could always use the built-in sockified stack.. It is
for socks v5
servers only I believe.. It also does unauthenticated SOCKS connection.

 Docs on this can be found at ...


Just need to create a socks5c.conf file and set the varable pointing to
that.. e.g.
     export SOCKS5C_CONFIG=/etc/socks5c.conf


Doug E Manton/UK/IBM at IBMGB@mindrot.org on 03/11/2001 06:16:31

Sent by:  owner-openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org

To:   michael at bizsystems.com
cc:   openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org
Subject:  Re: what about socks support?


It is quite simple to socksify OpenSSH using the NEC socks code from
http://www.socks.nec.com.  If you comile the socks library then you can
add the support to OpenSSH by:

    adding #include <socks.h> in front of the other includes in
    configuring with: --with-cflags="-DSOCKS" --with-libs="-lsocks5"

This will give you socks4 and socks5 support which you can define using
libsocks5.conf (see the NEC socks man pages).

An alternative socks implementation to use is Dante.  I have no experience
with that library but I have heard good things about it.

Hope this helps,
  Doug Manton, AT&T EMEA Commercial Security Solutions

                 E:  demanton at att.com
"If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy"

Please respond to michael at bizsystems.com
To:     openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org
Subject:        what about socks support?

Is there any plan to add socks 4 or socks 5 support to openssh like
the original ssh developed in finland??

Michael at bizsystems.com

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