The SOCKS Proxy Service
The SOCKS Proxy Service allows Internet access
for your non-Windows clients that need access to protocols not supported by the
Web Proxy Service. You might think of the SOCKS Proxy Service as the Mac/UNIX
version of the WinSock Proxy service. However, the two services are managed
quite differently from one another.
Proxy Server 2.0 supports SOCKS version 4.3a and
does not support SOCKS version 5.0. This is important to keep in mind if
you have games or other applications that require SOCKS support.
Security configuration of the SOCKS Proxy Service
is somewhat clumsy when compared to the Web and WinSock Proxy configuration
schemes. The SOCKS Proxy Service is not security account aware. You configure
access based on source and destination IP addresses or network IDs. Figure 3
shows an example of the SOCKS Security configuration dialog box.
It is interesting to note that the SOCKS Proxy
Service is implemented as a part of the Web Proxy Service, and therefore it too
is dependent on the WWW Service of the IIS Server to function properly.