SOCKS5 Proxy – What Is It and How Does it Work?
Aside from offering you a variety of VPN encryption options at ZoogVPN, we also provide you with the option of setting up a SOCKS5 Proxy. This useful internet protocol comes with many advantages that can help ease your privacy concerns. In this week’s Zlog, we will talk about how SOCKS5 proxy works and take a look at how you can pair it up with a VPN to enjoy enhanced security benefits.
What is a SOCKS5 Proxy?
A SOCKS Proxy is an internet protocol that exchanges network packets between the client and server through a proxy server. To put it differently, this protocol works as a secure bridge between you and the internet, so that any of the traffic exchanged between the two can’t be traced back to your real IP address. It was originally developed close to three decades ago, as a security tool that made firewalls and similar security products easier to administer. SOCKS5 is just the latest specification in the SOCKS protocol. It is an extension of the SOCKS4 protocol and includes support for IPv6 and UDP. The latter is crucial, as it can be applied for DNS lookups.