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Q. How do I set up the SocksCap Socks client to work with MailGate?
A. Details of how to download and install SocksCap with MailGate can be found below.

SocksCap Socks Client
SocksCap is an application that resides on any client machine needing to use the Socks protocol. It enables TCP and UDP client applications to traverse a Socks firewall. SocksCap intercepts the networking calls from WinSock applications and redirects them through the Socks server without any modification to the original applications or to the operating system software or drivers.

The way that Socks access is provided is that any applications requiring Socks access will need to be added individually to the SocksCap Control Panel, and will need to be initiated from within it (by double-clicking it's icon from within the SocksCap Control Panel).

There are two flavours of SocksCap:
SocksCap16 - for 16 bit applications - Win3.1 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11
SocksCap32 - for 32 bit applications - Win95/98//ME/NT/2000 or XP

MailGate Setup
In MailGate, click on Gateway | Setup, and select the Socks tab. Enable either version 4 or 5 (5 is recommended).

Downloading Sockscap
You can download the appropriate version of SocksCap from www.socks.nec.com/cgi-bin/download.pl.

When downloaded, run the Installation file on any machines that require the Socks client. configuration instructions can be found below.


Click on File|Setup...

... enter the IP address of MailGate into the "Socks Server" field, set the port to "1080".
Select the version of Socks that you wish to use, and set the Name Resolution to "Attempt local then remote". Then click OK.

On the main screen, click the New button, then click the Browse button. Find the location of the application you wish to run through Socks, and double-click on it. The application will then be added to SocksCap, and you can run it by double-clicking on the icon in the main screen.

Information on SocksCap, how to use it, and FAQ's can be found at www.socks.nec.com.

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