> >> With version 4.2 of SOCKS (currently in second pre-release), it is
> >> utterly trivial to add SOCKS support to a Unix client program if
> >> the source is available.
> >Possibly a big if.
> Not that big an if, is it? What are the major and commonly used
> TCP clients for Unix of which no sources are available?
A *very* big if ... if the company is filled with non-Unix boxes
(help I'm stuck in Windows land!).
Even if the company is filled with techie, Unix types (Hi AT&T!)
but the management hierarchy lives on PC/Windows ... you'll have
to consider that small, vocal (merit evaluting) minority :)
(no offense to SOCKS - it seems to be a nice proxy solution. Just
remember that one person's "small if" is another's "big if")