- Anonymity of a SOCKS Proxy
As SOCKS transfers all data from a client to a server, nothing adding from itself, from the point of view of a web-server, a socks proxy is a client. Therefore anonymity of this type of proxy servers is really always absolute!
- Using SOCKS Proxies
At present time there exist 2 versions of the SOCKS protocol: 4 and 5. The 4th version, as it appeared earlier, is more widespread. However, now the 5th version is also supported by many popular programs such as ICQ (old ICQ versions, in general, could use only SOCKS proxies), Napster, AudioGalaxy, EeDoonkey2000 (MP3 files downloaders) etc.
- SOCKS Proxy Chaining
As SOCKS proxies transfer data between computers without changes, it easily allows to create chains of SOCKS proxy servers of arbitrary length. However, for creation of these chains it is necessary to use special programs, as usual software is capable to use only one SOCKS proxy.