NEW TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE THE CAPABILITIES OF THE SOCKS NETWORK SECURITY PROTOCOL

Mukund Sundararajan, Mohammad S. Obaidat

Abstract

SOCKS is an industry standard network security protocol used in private networks to allow secure traversal of application layer traffic through the boundaries of the network. Standardized by IETF in Request for Comments (RFC) 1928 (Leech et al., 1996) as SOCKS Version 5, this protocol has found widespread use in various security frameworks to allow a variety of application layer protocols to securely traverse a firewall. This paper is the result of research performed on the usability of the protocol in application domains such as multicast. We discuss some of the shortcomings of the SOCKS protocol and provide a framework and the methods for enhancing the capabilities of the protocol in areas such as multicast and advanced TCP and UDP capabilities not addressed by the current standard of the protocol. The methods proposed are being implemented in a reference implementation by the authors.

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in Harvard Style

Sundararajan M. and S. Obaidat M. (2008). NEW TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE THE CAPABILITIES OF THE SOCKS NETWORK SECURITY PROTOCOL . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-59-3, pages 197-201. DOI: 10.5220/0001930001970201


in Bibtex Style

@conference{secrypt08,
author={Mukund Sundararajan and Mohammad S. Obaidat},
title={NEW TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE THE CAPABILITIES OF THE SOCKS NETWORK SECURITY PROTOCOL},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={197-201},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001930001970201},
isbn={978-989-8111-59-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2008)
TI - NEW TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE THE CAPABILITIES OF THE SOCKS NETWORK SECURITY PROTOCOL
SN - 978-989-8111-59-3
AU - Sundararajan M.
AU - S. Obaidat M.
PY - 2008
SP - 197
EP - 201
DO - 10.5220/0001930001970201