Hummingbird SOCKS 7.0 for use with SpoonProxy
We recommend using Hummingbird SOCKS,
a freeware application from Hummingbird Communications, Ltd. as
an "add-on" program to enhance your use of SpoonProxy.
SOCKS is great for playing most online games and makes using almost
any internet client software a breeze. Unlike SOCKSCap
which requires you to run it first in order to run an application
"socksified", Hummingbird SOCKS runs transparently. Client
applications access the internet without additional configuration
as if the client machine had a direct internet connection.
First, download and install Hummingbird SOCKS
7.0 by clicking here.
(Note: You may also download the current 7.1
release of SOCKS from Hummingbird from http://www.hummingbird.com/products/nc/socks/index.html,
but we prefer the 7.0 version and the instructions will make more
sense to you if you use 7.0.)
While installing, you will be asked what type
of installation you wish to do. "Typical" is fine.
is read from the socks.cnf file. Here
is a copy of the SOCKS.CNF file which we use on a few of our test
If your SpoonProxy machine's
IP is 192.168.0.1 you can simply copy this file and it should work
If you are running Window
NT this file should be located in the C:\winnt\System32\Hummingbird\Connectivity\7.00\Socks
directory. If your operating system is Windows 95/98 or ME, this
file should be located in the C:\Windows\System\Hummingbird\Connectivity\7.00\Socks
directory. Blank lines are ignored. Lines which have a # in the
first column are comments, and are also ignored.
Edit the SOCKS.CNF file if necessary.
Files with the extension CNF may be un-openeable by double clicking
since they are probably associated with another program type on
your machine. (For example, in Winnt it may show up as a Speed
Dial icon or a NetMeetingCall icon, depending on what programs you
have installed and how your file associations are configured.) To
open and edit the file, either open notepad.exe and browse to its
location, or you can always hold down the shift key while the file
is highlighted to bring up the "Open with" dialog and
open with notepad.exe.)
When you edit the SOCKS.CNF file, add the following
lines (assuming your SpoonProxy is at 192.168.0.1:)
DIRECT 192.168.0.0 255.255.255.0
SOCKD5 @=192.168.0.1 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0
In fact, your socks.cnf
file can contain only those lines if you like.
To finalize your installation,
a reboot may or may not be required.
Even with Hummingbird SOCKS in use,
if you direct your client program settings to use direct proxy settings
SOCKS will not be used. So you are still free to use HTTP,
RealAudio, TCP mappings, etc. without removing SOCKS.CNF and restarting.
Note: Make sure you substitute your IP addresses
in the attached SOCKS.CNF if your SpoonProxy IP is not 192.168.0.1
from Hummingibird are located at http://www.hummingbird.com/products/nc/socks/install_now.html
Last modified date 2/25/02 by DD.