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Are SOCKS proxies limited to certain port numbers?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by nycdude, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. nycdude

    nycdude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I was wondering if SOCKS proxies were limited to fewer port numbers than HTTP proxies. I notice that when I'm managing my proxies, the SOCKS proxies can have the same port numbers as HTTP proxies, but they're limited.

    This is hard to explain, when I check, the SOCKS proxies' port numbers are always only a few like 1080 or 10801...while the HTTP proxy port numbers have waaay more.

    So this is a two part question, are the amount of SOCKS proxy port numbers fewer than HTTP proxy port numbers? And if so what are they?

    Been Googling like crazy and can't seem to find an answer.

    Any help is greatly appreciated, I'm not sure if I worded my question very well...
     
  2. Autumn

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    It depends on what software you're using but you can set up your proxy software to use whatever port you want just as long as it's not being used by another service. It's just a convention to put them on 1080 or whatever.

    I doubt anyone with a brain is going to share their port list, that is extremely valuable business knowledge. You can get a good start just by scraping proxy lists from the popular proxy sites over a period of time and then working out which port numbers occur the most frequently.
     
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  3. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i dont use socks only http

    1080 / 1973 / 8741 / 4195 / 2500 /
     
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  4. nycdude

    nycdude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hehe, busted...I'm already building a list

    Thanks though :)
     
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    That's ONLY because of how they're setup and while not being technically part of the infamous known lt 1024 ports 1080 is "generally" a widely accepted default. Socks proxies work at a lower ISO/OSI level compared to http so they're MORE versatile and definitely not limited to certain ports "by design" in any shape or form. They're the best thing invented since the wheel...
     
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  6. myproxy

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    Many socks proxy server programs use 1080 as the default port. So many socks proxies are using the port 1080. However there are many proxy server programs using the different default port. For example, many proxy server programs use 8080 as the default port.

    But you should know that proxy port absolutely depends on the settings of the proxy administrator. The proxy admin can set the socks proxy running on any port.

    More information: http://www.my-proxy.com/blog/proxy-port-proxy-type/
     
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  7. nycdude

    nycdude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, good info there. I've been studying up more about proxies and the link you provided help seal my understanding about what I'm looking for. I definitely need to learn a lot more though, but for now I'm good. Thanks man!