SOCKS Protocol

A Detailed Guide to SOCKS Proxy vs HTTP and Benefits of Using SOCKS5 - Super Sonic Proxies

The internet is a network that offers several opportunities to humanity in respect to how they communicate, get information, do business and marketing and many other things. The web derives its powers from the internet with which websites built or designed using different type of protocols are accessed, viewed and used to send user command […]

The internet is a network that offers several opportunities to humanity in respect to how they communicate, get information, do business and marketing and many other things. The web derives its powers from the internet with which websites built or designed using different type of protocols are accessed, viewed and used to send user command encoded messages and its reception by the web server. Websites are built and designed to run and work using different protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS and SOCKS. All protocols are capable of providing users with opportunities to send commands from the websites and get response in opening of web pages.

Differences between SOCKS 4/5, HTTP and HTTPS Protocols.

HTTP

HTTP is a derived as a shorthand of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and it is the first web networking protocol used for websites to send and receive messages to and from web servers. It’s a protocol that started the use of commands to affect the action of browsers and web servers. The transmission of information to web servers are however, very stateless as it does the transmission independently of other messages. The use of HTTP makes it difficult to design smart and intelligent websites as regards users input and security.

HTTPS (SSL)

HTTPs is the short form of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure and it is a secured form of the known HTTP which sends data and information for various operations on websites. This protocol comes as a way to provide encrypted security to data and information which is being sent from browsers and web server. Most websites that offer online payment and transactions make use of the HTTPs as a way to secure the credit card information and payment details. Popular browsers like Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer display a secured icon for internet users to see when they browse a web page built with HTTPs.

FTP

FTP is an internet protocol used to transfer files and manage information or user data over from a client to a server. FTP is a shorthand of the word File Transfer Protocol and it is one of the oldest form of internet network protocol which allows users copy, move, delete, transfer and rename files. These files can be accessed by logging into the FTP server while some give access without need for logging in.

SOCKS5

The socks protocol is a type of the web protocols used for websites and it derives the name from the shorthand of Secure Over Credential-Based Kerberos Service. Socks proxy or protocol is one of the most used type of networking protocol and it offers quality, dependable and fast connection. Socks 4/5 protocols are capable of sending messages to web servers even through a firewall and as such very useful for VPN or encrypted internet connection. Known as the easy and very convenient protocol as it uses handshake to detect the best security to use. Socks come in various versions and the latest are SOCK4 and SOCK5.

More About SOCKS Protocol

The socks protocol is very good to provide cyber security for information being sent from browsers to web servers and it does so perfectly because the protocol does not even understand what is sent through it. The socks protocol is very fast and could be faster than dedicated proxies. The socks protocol also is important in web page authentication as socks 5 is capable of authenticating some protocols while it can also bypass any default routing in the internal network. Socks protocol are used to protect the data and information of users playing online games using its encrypted network. The social media automation tool used to integrate social media platforms into websites are done securely using socks protocol. The tor system which is developed to create online anonymity uses socks as its client interface.  

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