SOCKS


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

SOCKS

(security)
A security package that allows a host behind a firewall to use finger, FTP, telnet, Gopher, and Mosaic to access resources outside the firewall while maintaining the security requirements.

[The Security FAQ, Usenet newsgroups news:comp.security.misc, news:comp.security.unix, news:alt.security].

SOCKS

(SOCKetS) A circuit-level proxy server for IP networks from the IETF. Written by David and Michelle Koblas in the early 1990s, SOCKS became a de facto standard before ratification of SOCKS5 by the IETF. SOCKS is a general-purpose proxy that is typically used for non-HTTP traffic such as FTP, Telnet, etc. SOCKS4 handles TCP connections while SOCKS5 added support for UDP, ICMP, user authentication and hostname resolution.

SOCKS requires that the client be configured to transmit directly to the SOCKS server, or a SOCKS driver can be used to intercept calls from a non-SOCKS application. Many Web browsers and other Internet applications support SOCKS, and applications can be "SOCKSified" by compiling them with the SOCKS library. For a line of SOCKS-compliant applications, visit Blue Coat Systems' ProxySG software series at www.bluecoat.com. See proxy server and TCP/IP stack.
References in periodicals archive ?
The American Revolution began not with the Boston Tea Party (a legend fostered by the country's powerful tea interests) but with the New Jersey Socks Massacre, a murderous affair during which hundreds of American socks were seized and multilated by drunken British soldiers.
This gives random sock'ers the ability to share their love for new socks and be featured on the Random Socks homepage.
The build up of fibrous scar tissue is usually the source of the bunched-up sock feeling in your foot.
As a hosiery mill specializing in casual and performance socks for numerous high-end brands, we are always on the lookout for innovations that can add value to our products and to our customers' brands," said Ned Covington, president of Harriss & Covington Hosiery Mills.
7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As Zoraab proven, the sock is not one size fits all - in a matter of taste, of course.
Products include knit shirts, oxford, broadcloth, poplin and aviator shirts, overshirts, turtlenecks, sweaters, vests and fleece jackets, pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, skorts, socks and active wear.
Enter the fashion sock : proof that the smallest details can make the biggest difference.
The brand offers a broad range of fashion and home items, including sleepwear for women, men, kids and infants, intimate apparel, loungewear, lounge socks, fashion and basic and infant bedding, luxury mattresses, home fashion accessories, scrapbooking accessories and rubber stamps.
For every pair of Copper Sole socks that is purchased through its website www.
Our relationship is a perfect fit because Sorel has long stood for products that withstand the elements and so do our socks.
It basically services as a 'hand-cuff' for socks," says Susan O'Connor, Rich's wife.
Regardless of the activity, guys can be confident their socks are working just as hard as they are (and looking just as good.