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Re: [PATCH] SOCKS4a support

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 23:29:56 +0100

On Jan 3, 2008 10:17 AM, Cory Nelson <> wrote:

> SOCKS4a is a commonly used name. SOCKS5a is not - best not to add any
> confusion.

True, good thinking.

> Furthermore, a lot of people (me included) are under the impression
> that the default for 4a and 5 is to do DNS through the proxy, so any
> documentation should be very clear about any flags you need to use to
> get expected functionality.

Yeah, it struck me that we could just consider this a bugfix and
instead offer a new option for the rare situation when someone would
prefer the current resolve-locally approach...
Received on 2008-01-04