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SOCKS Protocol Version 5

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (aft WG)
Author Matt Ganis
Last updated 2000-06-27
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document is a revision of RFC 1928, the SOCKS version 5 protocol. SOCKS is a generic proxying protocol for traversing firewalls and other trust boundaries; version 5 of the protocol adds new features such as authentication and UDP support. Changes from the RFC in this draft include formatting cleanups, authentication clarification, and fixing UDP-related problems found during implementation.


Matt Ganis

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