[Recommended Reading Material] SOCKS

Source: SOCKS Wikipedia 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOCKS

Socket Secure (SOCKS) is an Internet protocol that routes network packets between a client and server through a proxy server. SOCKS5 additionally provides authentication so only authorized users may access a server. Practically, a SOCKS server proxies TCP connections to an arbitrary IP address, and provides a means for UDP packets to be forwarded.

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