SOCKS proxy server for Windows – Software …
I am looking for a program that can:
provide a SOCKS proxy server
support Windows 7
require no or little configuration
asked May 10 ’14 at 19:06
3proxy. Very small console program, can do a lot. Free & opensource, cross platform. A proxy server is created with an 1 line config.
answered May 12 ’14 at 1:13
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You can use CCProxy:
provides SOCKS v5 server:
nothing to be configured except allowing the IP of the clients:
support many other protocol:
To connect to it, e. g., in Firefox:
answered May 10 ’14 at 19:06
WinGate has had SOCKS support for many years. The current version supports:
SOCKS5, including support for UDP, and plaintext and GSSAPI (Active Directory integrated *) authentication
Policy/Events support allows you to modify Connect, Bind and UDP associate requests, so you can divert connections where you like.
Connections can be intercepted to other proxies (for example the caching web proxy, or mail proxies) so that HTTP (and even HTTPS) over SOCKS can benefit from caching and AV scanning.
Connections can also be gatewayed via an upstream SOCKS4, SOCKS4a or HTTP tunneling proxy.
WinGate has a free license for 10 concurrent users or you can purchase a license if you need more users or features.
Feature Breakdown by license
* You need an enterprise license for AD support.
Disclaimer: I work for Qbik, the authors of WinGate
answered May 27 ’16 at 2:33
AdrienAdrien4242 silver badges10 bronze badges
Another more simple solution is FearGate – small and fast SOCKS5 and SOCKS4 proxy server, TCP and UDP protocol port mapper. Supports access restrictions and traffic monitor. Number of running servers is unlimited as long your resources can handle.
Demo is available for testing, uptime is limited to 30 minutes. Unlimited version single user lifetime license price is 50 € or Equivalent of 50 € in BTC.
answered Sep 29 ’20 at 16:08
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How to create SOCKS proxy on Windows – Simplified Guide
A SOCKS proxy allows supported applications to tunnel their connection through a remote, third-party server using SSH connection. Tunneling enables your traffic to seem to originate from the remote server though it’s not implemented at the system level as a VPN is.
You can create a SOCKS proxy between an SSH client and an SSH server with AllowTcpForwarding enabled. SOCKS proxy from a Windows host to an OpenSSH server can be made using PuTTY, a free program that you can download.
Steps to create SOCKS proxy using PuTTY:
Download PuTTY from the official website.
Go to Connection → SSH → Tunnels from the category menu.
Enter the port number that you want the SOCKS proxy to listen to in the Source port field.
Use unprivileged port which is from 1024 to 65535
Make sure Auto and Dynamic radio buttons are selected.
Click on Add button.
Go to Session from the category menu.
Enter the Host Name / IP address and Port of the server that you want to create a tunnel to and click on the Open button.
Log in to the server with a valid credential.
Configure your applications to connect to the newly created SOCKS proxy running on the selected port using SOCKS5 option.
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jgaa/shinysocks: A small, ultrafast SOCKS proxy server. – GitHub
*To create a small, ultrafast SOCKS proxy server.
I sometimes use VPN. In one case, I have a VPN access only
from a Windows 7 virtual machine trough some proprietary
“security by obscurity” VPN software. In order to work
efficiently, I need to connect my Linux workstation to that
VPN. Network routing and IP forwarding seems not to work,
so the second best option in my case is SOCKS. Socks
trough Putty works, kind of. It’s slow and unreliable.
I tried a few free SOCKS servers. Neither of them worked, so
therefore I’m spending a few hours writing my own.
Blog posts mentioning the project
The project is currently in maintainance mode. It just works.
The SOCKS server works for SOCKS 4, 4a and 5 under
Linux and Windows (compiled under Windows 7 with Visual
Studio 2015 RC and Boost 1. 58). IPv6 and binding (reverse
connections) are not yet supported.
How I use it
I start ShinySOCKS on the command-line () in a Windows or Linux
VM with VPN. Then I ssh to whatever servers on the VPN network
I desire – using ShinySOCKS as a proxy.
$ ssh -o ProxyCommand=’nc -x 192. 168. 0. 10:1080%h%p’ jgaa@cool-server
For accessing intranet web pages over the VPN, I some times
use the Foxy Proxy Firefox plugin.
It simplifies things, and make my work-flow smooth. This also
improves my privacy, as the VPN host will only see the web traffic
going to the intranet sites.
You can also pull a Docker image
with the server from Docker Hub.
docker pull jgaafromnorth/shinysocks
ShinySOCKS is released under GPLv3.
It is Free. Free as in speech. Free as in Free Air.
Frequently Asked Questions about socks server windows
How do I get SOCKS5 on PC?
Mozilla FirefoxDownload Firefox and install it on Windows 10.Click the ≡ button and go to Options.In the General tab, scroll down to Network Settings.Click Settings.Select Manual proxy configuration.Set SOCKS5 Host and Port to the server address and port of the SOCKS5 proxy.Select SOCKS5 v5.Click OK.Aug 18, 2020
What are SOCKS in scamming?
SOCKS is an Internet protocol that exchanges network packets between a client and server through a proxy server. SOCKS5 optionally provides authentication so only authorized users may access a server.
How do you use a sock server?
Under SOCKS Host enter the URL or IP address of your proxy server. Under Port, enter the number your Netflix SOCKS5 proxy has provided. Tick SOCKS v5 and Proxy DNS when using SOCKS v5. You can now click OK and head to http://netflix.com.