pls add builtin SOCKS5 proxy server

Discussion in 'Feature Requests (AdGuard for Windows)' started by Dolfi, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. Dolfi

    Dolfi Banned

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    Hi,

    the HTTP proxy is nice but the software was easier and more versatile if one could choose between HTTP proxy and Socks proxy.
    Right now I installed CCProxy and added it to the browsers list but one needs to be an 'expert' to do so. Having Socks5 inside AG was a great addon.
     
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  2. Nameless

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    I dont know much about proxys or socks 5 but wouldnt it add to the cost of adguard and alsomean the end of lifetime license? I mean i do abit of downloading and use VPNs at the moment but know some services offer a socks 5 (which im thinking of going for as i sometimes forget to start up the vpn) now if people figtured out how to use adguards socks 5 for downloading i dont think they could keep up with the costs. I could be wrong not knwing about this stuff but thats just what i think.
     
  3. Dolfi

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    SOCKS5 is NOT a service

    you're wrong about that. SOCKS5 is just a technology (technological standard).
    It is used (a SOCKS interface is provided) by some proxy (unsecure tunnel, SOCKS does not contain any encryption) providers, But it is also available as ready-to-compile-in-components for (almost) any programming language for free or a few bucks.

    The latter is what I whished: Not providing a (SOCKS) proxy service but a SOCKS5 proxy interface within the program (same as the HTTP proxy interface already provided, just a different, way more advanced and versatile standard).
    Shouldn't be much work/effort if readily available components were used.
     
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    Btw this is the best way to do this.

    The huge plus you get in this case is HTTPS filtering in proxy mode.
    If we add proxy mode in future - it will work the same way (proxy in a separate process + Adguard filtering it).
     
  5. Dolfi

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    Was I allowed to post a "HowTo setup AdGuard for use by Phones and tablets" or would that hurt your Android sales (at the end it's just 10 bucks difference for lifetime)?
     
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    Of course you can post it, why not, I can't forbid such things.

    Also I am pretty sure it can't hurt mobile version sales.