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What is socks proxy and what is http proxy ? Are packetflip proxies socks proxy or http...

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Ayomav, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Ayomav

    Ayomav Regular Member

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    Hello,

    What is socks proxy and what is http proxy ? are packetflip shared proxies socks proxy or http proxy and if it's http proxy, can they be use with software that needs socks proxy ?

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  2. roamer

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    You can use Socks proxies for practically all internet protocol connections (http, ftp, mail, etc), whereas http proxies only forward http requests (like websites).
     
  3. Ayomav

    Ayomav Regular Member

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    I have proxies from packetflip, they are ip : port : username : password

    The port is some 5693 something, are these socks proxies or http proxies ?

    I'm trying to use sockscap and they ask to use socks proxies, I'm wondering if I can use the proxies I have.I don't know whether i have socks or http proxies.

    Can anyone please advice me.

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    Packetflip's are http proxies, so you won't be able to use them with sockscap.
     
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  5. Ayomav

    Ayomav Regular Member

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    Thanks alot, you removed my confusion. Rep+

    I'm now in search of a really fast socks proxies, can you recommend some service that are good and not expensive? also, what should I be looking for, socks 4 or socks 5 ?

    I need about 50 proxies.

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    :) Glad I could help. Use Socks5 preferably. I cannot recommend a good Socks5 provider, maybe someone else will be able to. However, there are websites where daily lists of socks4 and socks5 proxies are published, but you'll need a reliable proxy tester software in order to use them, and of course being free and coming from who-knows-where you must exercise caution.

    *Edit*: I just remembered there's a user around here that seems to specialize in socks5 proxies; it's even part of his name or something, maybe he'll be able to help you.
     
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  7. yasyf

    yasyf Newbie

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    Home Page:
    SOCKS - all
    HTTP - HTTP

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