When we talk about internet protocol socks proxy could be count in one of the old protocol. It allows the system to route the net work packets over the applications of the client server through the proxy server. Clients who are protected by fire wall when allowed to get connected to socks proxy server will define the above mention route. In other words fire wall protected clients can access data available on the other side of fire wall and some times it work vise versa as well.
Various protocols can easily access socks proxy and usually don’t get any kind of problem in performing there task. If you will really define socks proxy in simple words it will simply called gate way to transfer data and while the date passes through its totally secure from any kind of interference of socks proxy other then a gateway. Here we have some example of protocols with whom socks proxy can perform with out any problem the protocols includes HTTP, POP3, FTP, SMTP and NNTP. One of the best thing about socks proxy is that while dealing with web server there will not be any kind of marker to show its presence which make it almost invisible.
Socks proxy server cannot be define same as HTTP proxy server there can plenty things which are not common some of those things are following. First of all when you try to see the behavior of those o closely you will find big change in them. HTTP proxy header can only be dealt with HTTP proxy while engaging the given server address. Now if talk about socks proxy server for same job usually it uses hand shake protocol. Yes that’s true that the end result achieved by both of them is same but the path they take to achieve it is entirely different from each other.
Now the same above mention process can be define more thoroughly with help of an example like an employee tries to connect with some network which is not part of his office network he will not be allowed to do that due to firewall protecting his network in this case he has to connect with HTTP proxy server and once he is connected with HTTP proxy server then he don’t need to be worried about fire wall and that HTTP server will receive the data from out side the network as well.
Now when it will come to socks proxy server the same employee will keep sending the data he wants to send to out side network from the office network once socks proxy server will receive the data and along with that socks proxy server will receive command to send that data out side from the company network then socks proxy server will find way to go through the fire wall and complete the task for sending that data out side.
Like most of the proxy servers’ socks proxy server also remain almost invisible and provides privacy to prevail.