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A little help with SOCKS proxies issue

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by TipTop, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. TipTop

    TipTop Registered Member

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    I was hoping someone familiar with the intricacies of how proxies work can give me some assistance.

    I am currently unable to get my private SOCKS proxies to work on my computer. They worked for a while and now and I can?t get any application to connect to the web with them. I can get HTTPS proxies to work just fine, but not SOCKS.

    It is not the proxies themselves because I have tried private SOCKS proxies from multiple sources. It?s always the same situation; HTTPS proxies from the source work fine but I can?t connect with the SOCKS proxies.

    I am running Windows XP Home. I have tried using the SOCKS proxies with Proxy Firewall, Proxifier, and FreeCap. No luck with any of them.

    Is there some configuration on my system I should be checking? I am really at a loss with this. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. lelouch vi britannia

    lelouch vi britannia BANNED BANNED

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    Are you using SSH tunneling as Socks or a native Socks proxy served by a server?

    I need this info before I can help you further.
     
  3. darkman

    darkman Regular Member

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    I heard socks proxy are only workable in 24 hours timeframe and each one has a different connecting speed.
     
  4. SOCKS-5.com

    SOCKS-5.com BANNED BANNED

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    Download and try socks5helper from here
    ht tp://socks-5.com/socks5_howto.php
    it's totally free and safe
    the good thing socks5helper has is the information box which shows all the connecting information when you are using one socks4/5 proxy.
     
  5. TipTop

    TipTop Registered Member

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    Socks proxy served by a server.
     
  6. myzona

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    Need more info about your PC to help you.
    First check your firewall if you have one.
     
  7. TipTop

    TipTop Registered Member

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    Hey Myzona,
    Specifically what info would you like about my PC? And, what specifically would you suggest I check with my firewall?
     
  8. myzona

    myzona Regular Member

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    So... you have firewall?
     
  9. TipTop

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    Yes, Webroot Desktop Firewall
     
  10. TipTop

    TipTop Registered Member

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    Quick Update:

    I figured out my issue by cruising a few proxy forums. Thanks a lot for those of you who were attempting to assist me.