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Am i able to enable only SOCKS5 while SOCKS4 and lower version to be disable?
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mkutrieba
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Re: SOCKS question

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Hello @User95478885,

this cannot be deactivated via configuration but in the policy you can built rules for that.

We have properties "Connection.Protocol" and "SOCKS.Version", so you could built a rule like:
Connection.Protocols equals SOCKS AND SOCKS.Version does not equal 5, Action: Block

So incoming connections using Socks version 4 should be blocked in the rule and incoming connections using socks version 5 should not trigger this block rule and should be allowed.

So completely open to you how to use these properties and which rules to be built.

Here an example that you can see the value of these properties.
I tested this via quick command from second MWG: curl --socks5 <proxyIP>:1080 mwginternal.com

Socks version.PNG

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Marcel Kutrieba
Technical Support Engineer

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Re: SOCKS question

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Hello @User95478885,

this cannot be deactivated via configuration but in the policy you can built rules for that.

We have properties "Connection.Protocol" and "SOCKS.Version", so you could built a rule like:
Connection.Protocols equals SOCKS AND SOCKS.Version does not equal 5, Action: Block

So incoming connections using Socks version 4 should be blocked in the rule and incoming connections using socks version 5 should not trigger this block rule and should be allowed.

So completely open to you how to use these properties and which rules to be built.

Here an example that you can see the value of these properties.
I tested this via quick command from second MWG: curl --socks5 <proxyIP>:1080 mwginternal.com

Socks version.PNG

Regards,
Marcel Kutrieba
Technical Support Engineer

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