1st Edition

New Uses for SOCKS
Simple Solutions to Complex Problems

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ISBN 9781439844823
July 15, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
320 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations

USD $79.95

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Book Description

Providing a pragmatic approach to changing Internet protocols, this book introduces the SOCKS standard (Simple Solutions to Complex Problems). The SOCKS standard was originally developed as a generic proxy protocol, making it possible for network administrators to simply limit access to the Internet. The authors describe how to use an existing solution to problems within the Internet that would reduce rather than increase the complexity of an already complex system. The authors describe how to build a SOCKS-based solution as well as the tradeoffs with other approaches, such as IPv6.

Table of Contents

The potential of SOCKS
Network Address Translation
Virtual Private Network
Application-level routing
Network mobility and space exploration
Network monitoring
Client simplification
Server simplification

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Karl-Andre' Skevik has done research on operating systems, video streaming, and future networks. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Oslo in 2007, and is one of the original developers of the Dante SOCKS software package.

Michael Shuldman has worked on UNIX and embedded systems since 1995, working both in companies doing medical research, as well as companies producing state of the art carrier grade optical network hardware.