Configuring Instant Messaging clients to use SOCKS


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Overview

Configuring Instant Messaging clients to use SOCKS
You want to configure Instant Messaging clients

Cause
Resolution

Configuring IM Clients

Yahoo Messenger

  1. Select Messenger>Preferences.
  2. Click Connection.
  3. Select Use proxies.
  4. Select Enable SOCKS proxy; select Ver 5.
  5. Enter the server name and port number (default - 1080).
  6. If authentication is required on the ProxySG, check the Authentication check box and enter the authentication user name and password.

AOL Messenger

  1. Select My AIM>Edit Options>Edit Preferences>Sign On/Off.
  2. Click Connection.
  3. Select Connect using proxy.
  4. Select SOCKS 5.
  5. Enter the server name and port number (default - 1080).
  6. If authentication is required on the ProxySG, enter the authentication user name and password.

MSN Messenger v7

  1. Select Tools>Options.
  2. Click Connection.
  3. Click Advanced Settings.
  4. Check SOCKS Version 5.
  5. Enter the server name and port number (default - 1080).
  6. If authentication is required on the ProxySG, enter the authentication user name and password.
Workaround
Additional Information
Bug Number
InQuira Doc IdKB1469
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First Published      10/01/2014
Last Modified      10/01/2014
Last Published      10/01/2014
Article Audience
Product      ProxySG
Software      SGOS 4, SGOS 5
Topic      Configuration / WUI / CLI, Content Filtering, Content Management, Installation / Configuration, Services
Article Number      000008702
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