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Using a SOCKS tunnel for remote authentication

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018743D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Aug-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Aug-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

We propose a SOCKS tunnel; this will operate at a gateway from a client intranet, and permit a standard SOCKSified client to authenticate itself directly with a SOCKS proxy at a remote server site. Once a SOCKS tunnel is deployed for a client intranet, this permits powerful authentication from any client within the client intranet to a remote site. No deployment is required for each individual client beyond standard SOCKSification.