dest-unreach / socat / contrib / socat-socks4a
See socks4.protocol and socks4a.protocol for protocol specifications. The socks4 protocol requires the client to resolve the target hostname while the newer socks4a protocol resolves the target host name on the socks server.
Due to a misunderstanding of the socks4a specification, socat constructed wrong
socks4a request headers that were not recognized by socks servers. This bug has
not been detected earlier for three reasons:
(1) socat development had no socks4a capable server at hand for testing
(2) socat's socks4a address implementation used socks4 and fell back to socks4a only when it could not resolve the hostname
(3) noone ever reported problems with socat's socks4a - probably due to (2)
With socat 1.4, (2) was changed: Now, socat's socks4a address does not try to use plain socks4 protocol but always uses the (buggy) socks4a implementation. Consequently, two users (Thomas Themel and Peter Palfrader) independently reported that bug and provided patches.
rik found that the original fix was buggy too, so please get the actual version, tagged with its release date!
Apply this patch to socat 188.8.131.52 source.
It does not conflict with socat-pty patch
This temporary fix is just a corrected xio-socks.c file. Uncompress it using
gunzip and replace the old xio-socks.c file in socat-1.4 with this corrected
version. Then rebuild socat:
This patch is integrated in socat 184.108.40.206 and later.