>"Unlike the Web Proxy, the WinSock Proxy component provides extended,
>transparent functionality past the HTTP, FTP gopther, &SSL protocol
>suite into a wide range of non-Web protocols such as streaming audio &
>video. Whereas the Web Proxy requires explicit client knowledge of the
>proxy, the WinSock Proxy operates transparently without any modification
>to the clients program's protocol."
>Although I'm still unsure of the exactly what you are trying to do, I
>think the answer is yes. The WinSock Proxy allows you to add service
>ports so I believe you could add in HTTP, Gopher and others if you
I want to add service ports, but at the proxy server. I can't use the
WinSock Proxy because I'm not using a Windows-based client. So I want to
set up the proxy server so that if someone inside the network tries to
connect to a certain port on the proxy server, the proxy server will proxy
that connection to a specific port on a specific host, outside of the
network. At the client, I edit the hosts file so that the client thinks
that the proxy server is the external host.
This is a common thing to do with other proxy servers. I'm surprised that MS
doesn't have the capability, but that seems to be the case.