SOCKD (OS/2 SOCKS server)

Release date: 
Friday, 21 October, 2016



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This is a very simple SOCKS server for OS/2. It supports version 4 of the SOCKS protocol. This is the version supported directly by the OS/2 TCP/IP stack, so it is not necessary to use special 'socksified' clients.

You will also need a name server package, since name serving is done using UDP, and SOCKS version 4 supports TCP only. You can use Named.

This SOCKS server contains no security checks; it's just provided as a lightweight server to permit access to an Internet connection from multiple clients. There are other ways of doing this, but this one is cheap (free!) and consumes few resources.

The package includes the following:

  • The SOCKD.EXE executable program
  • The associated README.TXT file
  • A necessary DLL
  • A documentation file
  • A sample configuration file
  • Source code
This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

SOCKD (OS/2 SOCKS server) v. 1.2 (21/10/2016) Readme/What's new
Now released under the BSD 3-Clause license.  local copy
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