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Old 04-09-2005, 06:40 AM   #1
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Connecting to the internet through a socks 5 proxy. How?

I'm trying to switch from Windows 98 to Linux(Debian) at the moment but I have a problem with the internet connection under Linux.
My main computer is running WinXp and Janaserver as a proxy, with Socks5 support. My second pc is running Win98 and Debian and has no direct connection to the internet. Most programs have proxy settings by themselves , like Firefox, but Mozilla Thunderbird does not have anything like that, or at least the proxy support is broken. Under Windows i resolve this problem by using "Freecap" or "Sockscap". Under Linux I use TSocks for this, but I don't understand how to enable the resolution of hostnames. Freecap did this by itself with a setting called "Dns Name Resolving - Local than remote" which works fine. I compiled Tsocks with the parameter "--enable-socksdns --disable-hostnames" which should work, but it doesn't. It still can't resolve hostnames. Tsocks works if i try to connect to an ip address, so my configuration can't be too wrong. I hope that someone here can help me.
Old 04-10-2005, 05:43 PM   #2
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I've no idea, but you might want to look in the "Networking" forum here. Have you done a search for "socks 5"? (Click "search" in the header line.)
Old 04-11-2005, 10:18 AM   #3
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I found some topics, but those who have a similar question to mine, are not answered, so i think that Tsocks does not work as it should. I'll try arround with Dante now, perhaps it works better.


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