How do I use a socks server with cygwin?

Jason Tishler
Thu Dec 20 06:40:00 GMT 2001


On Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 09:48:07AM +0100, Niklas Morberg wrote:
> I sit behind a corporate firewall and I'm looking for a way
> to use e.g. cvs from behind the firewall. SOCKS is installed
> on the firewall.

I just experienced this "pleasure" myself when my (small) company was
acquired by a large company.

> [snip]
> How would I go about doing this in cygwin?

Hummingbird has a free (as in beer) solution to this problem for Windows
that works for Cygwin too:

I have been using the above very successfully with the following

    o Netscape Navigator [1]
    o Microsoft Internet Explorer [1]
    o Netscape Instant Messenger
    o CVS (anonymous pserver)
    o ssh
    o ncftp
    o wget
    o curl
    o dict

[1] However, due to the benefits of a caching web proxy, I recommend
configuring these applications to use such instead of SOCKS, if available.


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