Configuring Instant Messaging clients to use SOCKS

Solution

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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