Desproxy development discontinued (08/08/2004)

Today is a sad day for me. I'm discontinuing desproxy development today, in a move to help me stay away from distractions and to make me finish my long delayed studies.

As anyone monitoring desproxy could check, desproxy development has always been going at a very slow pace. I feel ashamed now, but I have to recognize it was just a kind of distraction for me.

Desproxy was born in just over a day, when I feel it was needed. It is now quite stable, supporting authentication (not NTLM), it is fast and portable, and quite easy to comprehend for anyone interested in basic network programming.

I will eventually give the control over desproxy to anyone interested, so if you feel capable of dealing with it, just ask (will check my email at least once a week).

Thanks for a lot of great time, supporters. Sincerely yours, Miguelanxo.

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a TCP tunnel for HTTP proxies

Features Programs reported to work with desproxy Configuration Manual

TCP connections are (by far) the most used ones in Internet applications. Almost every Internet application uses TCP natively or can be configured to do so. Desproxy makes you able to stablish TCP connections through HTTP proxies.

With desproxy you can use every application you got used to work with: your favourite browser (MSIE, Mozilla...), your mailer (Outlook Express, Pine, Mutt, Eudora), your news reader (Netscape News...)... without having to worry whether they have HTTP support or not.

Desproxy has grown fast, from a unique application to a complete suite of tools:

  • Desproxy: a TCP tunnel for HTTP proxies. The original application.

  • Desproxy-inetd: inetd version of desproxy , useful to launch desproxy as a daemon for sendmail, pop3 mail...

  • Desproxy-dns: a dns forwarder. Supports UDP & TCP client requests, forwarding them to a dns server through the HTTP proxy.

  • Desproxy-socksserver: a SOCKS Version 4 & 5 server.

  • Socket2socket: useful tiny application to connect two sockets (useful to forward proxy requests, for example).

Desproxy is designed to run on the following platforms:
  • GNU/Linux (tested Debian, should run on any flavour)

  • *BSD (including Mac OS X)

  • Sun Solaris (Tested 8)

  • Microsoft Windows (95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 & XP) using one cygwin library

  • in general, any POSIX system with a C compiler and the 'make' tool

For downloads, bug reporting, news, etc, please visit the project page.
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