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March 06, 2011, 02:52:25 AM
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Hello,
What is the socks4 proxy option for?
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March 06, 2011, 03:10:58 AM
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Some people are behind a firewall (like at work) that blocks port 8333.
If you have access to a proxy using socks4, then you can use that option to bypass the firewall.
This allows the use of the bitcoin client even behind a firewall.

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March 06, 2011, 05:37:15 AM
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Also, the Tor client is a local Socks4 proxy that redirects connections though the Tor network. The Bitcoin client can therefore be configured to use Tor pretty easily.
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