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The Socks Proxy Server

The SOCKS proxy server available from

Uncompressed and untar the files into a directory on your system, and follow the instructions on how to make it. I had a couple problems when I made it. Make sure that your Makefiles are correct.

One important thing to note is that the proxy server needs to be added to /etc/inetd.conf. You must add a line:

  socks  stream  tcp  nowait  nobody  /usr/local/etc/sockd  sockd

to tell the server to run when requested.

Last Update: 2010-12-16