Bitcoin Forum
September 26, 2018, 03:28:13 AM *
News: ♦♦ New info! Bitcoin Core users absolutely must upgrade to previously-announced 0.16.3 [Torrent]. All Bitcoin users should temporarily trust confirmations slightly less. More info.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: What is Socks4 proxy?  (Read 8419 times)
Groc
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560
Merit: 250


Bounty manager (https://t.me/Gudwinn)


View Profile
March 06, 2011, 02:52:25 AM
 #1

Hello,
What is the socks4 proxy option for?
Thanks
1537932493
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537932493

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537932493
Reply with quote  #2

1537932493
Report to moderator
cryptobet.to
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1537932493
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537932493

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537932493
Reply with quote  #2

1537932493
Report to moderator
1537932493
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537932493

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537932493
Reply with quote  #2

1537932493
Report to moderator
Neereus
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 28
Merit: 0


View Profile
March 06, 2011, 03:10:58 AM
 #2

Some people are behind a firewall (like at work) that blocks port 8333.
If you have access to a proxy using socks4, then you can use that option to bypass the firewall.
This allows the use of the bitcoin client even behind a firewall.
Sawzall
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 140
Merit: 100



View Profile
March 06, 2011, 05:37:15 AM
 #3

Also, the Tor client is a local Socks4 proxy that redirects connections though the Tor network. The Bitcoin client can therefore be configured to use Tor pretty easily.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!