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Sunday, 27 February 2011

image for OK I admit I am not UP WITH THE NEWS A very popular image these days. Someone please tell me WHY

Yes, I DO admit to not being able to keep up with the news as other Spoofers do. I tend to write whatever pops into my mind...which is often NOTHING.

However, (if I may begin a sentence with such a word)...I have recently been reading stories about SOCKS.

I do admit to NOT knowing where this topic originated....so I Googled it and here is what I got back:

This article is about the internet protocol. For other uses, see Socks (disambiguation).

SOCKS is an Internet protocol that facilitates the routing of network packets between client-server applications via a proxy server. SOCKS performs at Layer 5 of the OSI model-the session layer (an intermediate layer between the presentation layer and the transport layer). Port 1080 is the registered port designated for the SOCKS server.

The SOCKS5 protocol was originally a security protocol that made firewalls and other security products easier to administer. It was approved by the IETF in 1996. The protocol was developed in collaboration with Aventail Corporation, which markets the technology outside of Asia.[1]

OK...so this may NOT get through the Approval Centre....I can deal with that....but will ONE OF YOU PLEASE TELL ME BY PM WHAT THE SOCKS THING IS ALL ABOUT. TA VERY MUCHLY.

I DO realize that I could have brought this to the Discussion Forum...but....I didn't.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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