SOCKS4A/SOCKS5 proxy support?

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Sep 24 17:50:49 CEST 2012

On Sep 24, 2012, at 6:11 AM, Werner Koch wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 01:43, jacob at said:
>> Are there any plans to add support to gpg for SOCKS5? Would such a thing
>> be a welcome patch?
> Does Curl support SOCKS?  Then GnuPG should benefit from it directy.
> Well unless you are talking about Windows, where we don't build with
> Curl support.  

If your curl is recent enough (7.21.7 and later), then you can set the proxy to something like "socks5://" and it should do the right thing.

(Except on Windows, like you said).


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