How to access SOCKS proxy¶
At Mudfish, each node supports SOCKS v3, v4 and v5 protocol. However SOCKS v5 is only accessible using node’s public IPv4 address though other are only accessible with node’s private IPv4 address.
Using Public IPv4 address¶
SOCKS v5 is open publicly only with basic authentication based on Mudfish ID / password. But you can use it without installing Mudfish package. A example is as follows:
- Visits https://mudfish.net/server/status and checks ‘US East (Miami - QudraNet)’ name. It’s 18.104.22.168.
- So you can uses SOCKS proxy services with accessing IPv4 22.214.171.124 and port 18081 with authentication enabled.
Using Private IPv4 address¶
To access SOCKS v3, v4 or v5 proxy of each Mudfish nodes, you should use node’s private IPv4 address not public. For example, if you’d like to access ‘US East (Miami - QudraNet)’ mudfish node, you can access as follows:
- Visits https://mudfish.net/server/status and clicks ‘US East (Miami - QudraNet)’ name. Then the inner frame will be shown.
- At inner frame, you can find ‘Internal IP’ of node pointing 10.249.96.1.
- So you can uses SOCKS proxy services with accessing IPv4 10.249.96.1 and port 8081.
Please be aware that as you already know, SOCKS proxy with Private IPv4 address is only available while Mudfish is running.