# Socket5 Proxy

A proxy server that uses socks is a universal SOCKS server. Socks is a circuit-level underlying gateway developed by DavidKoblas in 1990 and has been an open standard for Internet RFC standards ever since. Socks does not require the application program to comply with a specific operating system platform. The Socks proxy is different from the application proxy and HTTP proxy. The Socks proxy simply transmits packets, regardless of the application protocol (such as FTP, HTTP, and NNTP requests). Therefore, the Socks proxy is much faster than other application-layer proxies.