Socks Configuration Dialog Box

Use this dialog box to designate SOCKs proxy servers. You can designate a single SOCKS proxy server through which all requested connections must pass or use Advanced options to designate multiple SOCKS proxy servers.

SOCKS proxy

Enter information to designate a single SOCKS proxy server. If you want to configure more than one proxy server or configure specific destination routes, leave the fields in the SOCKS proxy group blank and click Advanced.

Server address

Type the SOCKS proxy server address in this box.

Protocol version

Choose the protocol version your server uses from the menu.


Click to configure multiple SOCKS proxy servers and destination routing filters for connection requests (see the following Advanced options).

Advanced options

Configure multiple proxy servers in order of preference. When a connection is requested, the client attempts to match the request with these addresses, beginning at the top of the list and moving down. The final line in the list, "Any address on any port", serves as a match for any request and prevents a connection request from being ignored.

To bypass a proxy server, select it from the list of destinations, click Change, and select the Do not use... check box.


Specifies the name or IP address as well as the port number of one or more destination hosts. (Asterisks in an IP address represent wildcard characters.)


Specifies the name or IP address of the proxy server associated with the corresponding destination address. When a connection request is made to this destination address, the request must go through the proxy server indicated. "(Do not use proxy)" means that a proxy server will not be used when connection requests are made to the corresponding destination address.

Proxy User ID

Specifies the user ID associated with a destination address and proxy server. User IDs can serve a variety of purposes: identification, definition of special privileges, etc. A user ID may or may not be required by the associated proxy server. Check with your system administrator to determine if a user ID is required.


Opens the New Routing Filter dialog box in which you can add new entries to the destination routing list


Deletes the selected entry on the destination routing list. You cannot delete the final entry in this list.


Opens the Change Routing Filter dialog box in which you can edit the selected entry on the destination routing list. You cannot edit the destination in the final entry "Any address on any port".

To bypass click the destination route for which you want to bypass the proxy server.

Up and Down arrows

Moves the selected entry up or down one line in the list.