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Re: Curl and socks5

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 07:37:44 +0100 (MET)

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Andy Cedilnik wrote:

> I was trying to use Curl with socks5 and am having slight problem.
> The command line was something like this:
> ./curl --proxy socks5server

This does not work with SOCKS, this assumes a traditional HTTP proxy.

> Is there a trick to tell Curl that the server is socks and not regular
> proxy?

Nope. libcurl offers SOCKS support, but no one ever made the command line
tool capable of using this feature.

I'll appreciate a patch if someone would go ahead and implement this.

> Please do not respond with FAQ 2.4, since I saw announcement that there is
> limited socks support in curl.

I've updated the FAQ just now.

 Daniel Stenberg -- curl, cURL, Curl, CURL. Groks URLs.
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Received on 2003-01-13