Hi, I would like to kwon if ISA 2006 works as a SOCKS gateway ? If i active the Socks4 filter, and configure it to listen on localhost/internal networks and them create on rule allowing the internal network to acess the external networks via SOCKS protocol it means that: 1) ISA server will receive the client resquest via SOCKS, conect the destination on behalf of the client and them return to the client, acting as real socks PROXY
2) ISA server will just allow the socks packet pass through to reach a external socks server.
There are any docs explain how it works, couse the ISA help is limited to tell how to enable de add-in (what a shame).There's not too much to configure, just enable the add-in and choose in wich interface isa will listem for Socks. I did it, and them create one rule, allowing internal to external using socks protocol and it doenst work. There are anything more to configure or what ?
By enabling the Socks filter on the ISA internal interface, a listener is created on TCP port 1080. You can verify that with the command fwengmon /C. At that point Socks v4 requests will be accepted on the ISA internal interface. So, you don't need to create an allow rule for the Socks protocol/listener itself.
Of course you should create the necessary access rules for the source, destinations and protocols the client will request through the Socks protocol.