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Im on a LAN with a firewall, is there any way that i can automatically find out if our network has a SOCKS 5 Proxy server?
I wish to use it with IRC and FTP Programs to send and host files, Any Suggestions would be helpful.
(I know enough not to use Port 80 for ftp)
I am a User, i wish to Send/Host Files
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by:t_ogawa
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What do you want to do ?
Are you an administrator or a user?
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by:myork
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by:t_ogawa
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What do you want to do ?
Are you an administrator or a user?
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I wish to Send/Host files, i am a User
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Can you possibly ask the administrator?

If you find out you have socks5, you can definitely send files, but hosting them will be practically impossible without help from the admin, to map a port on the FW to your machine.

Try www.socks.nec.com

for an app that lets you run any application (with restrictions) over a socks5 port. You can install it and test it. If it works, great.

Also, even if you have socks5, you may need authentication information. Maybe talking to your admin isn't that bad.


Cheers,

ANdre
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by:blueforce
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You need to know if there is a "hole" in the firewall for ftp and IRC.  

Good thing you know not to use port 80 for ftp since it operates at port 21.

Ftp uses port 21
Socks uses port 1080

Only person that would know is your net admin.  It really depends on the firewall software that is implemented.  The netadmin specifies port restrictions and user rights.  You can't just "automatically find out".
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by:jvreeland
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they are right your admin could really hook you up if he wanted to.

i can think of a workaround for you to put files on the web for others to download though.

I assume you have http access through port 80 or 1080 at least. (If you can surf the web this is prob true).

use tripod or some other free hosting service that lets you upload files through http.
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Thanks for the Links, i guess i will have to track down my Network Admin
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