SOCKS4A/SOCKS5 proxy support?

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at
Mon Sep 24 21:18:45 CEST 2012

Werner Koch:
> 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.

I think it does but only in more recent versions.

> Well unless you are talking about Windows, where we don't build with
> Curl support.  

How is proxy support handled on Windows?

> Patches are subject to the usual FSF copyright assignment problem.

If I wrote a patch, I'd do whatever rain dance was required of me to
help the commons, etc.

All the best,

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