Solutions

Configuring Instant Messaging clients to use SOCKS

Solutions ID:    KB1469
Version:    2.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    03/02/2009
Updated:    04/22/2009
 

Problem Description

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

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.

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