IP address (internet protocol address) is a label (numeric) which is assigned to every device that is connected in a computer network. So, even your computer has an IP address. The IP address serves two functions one is, identifying the host or network interface and the other is addressing of locations. By the designers internet protocol address was defined as a number with 32 bits. Since, with the advancement in science and technology the usage of internet has grown so, there was a demand for a new version of IP address. In 1995 a new version known as internet protocol address version 6 was developed which was a 128 bit number. The earlier version with 32 bits address was the version 4.
If you wish to know the IP address of your system then you can find it easily from the internet. There are a number of websites which help users who are looking for IP address of their system. You just have to go online and key in the words “my IP address” into a search engine. You will come to know a number of links of websites which give you your IP address. Then you can go to any of these websites and know your IP address. The moment you visit any of these sites, the site will display the IP address of your computer. So finding your IP address just requires you to key in my IP address in your search and within seconds you will know the IP address of your computer (system).
SOCKS is an internet protocol which performs the function of routing the network packets between a client and a server through a proxy server. The SOCKS protocol was developed a system administrator at MIPS computer systems, David Koblas. The fifth version of this protocol SOCKS5 has a feature of providing an authentication also, this enables only an authorized user to access a specified server. Other usages of SOCKS are to act as a circumvention tool which allows one to bypass internet filtering (filters for some webpages) and this allows one to access some content that was blocked by some authority like the government, workplaces or schools and colleges. The main use of SOCKS is to allow the browsers to tunnel into some local proxy server.
If you wish to find a SOCKS list then internet can help you in your search. A socks list is complete collection of all SOCKS proxy servers on one single website. Once you search for SOCKS list on the internet you will be provided with some links of websites on which you will find a complete SOCKS list. You can access any of these websites and find your SOCKS list. For downloading a SOCKS proxy you have to find a website which provides downloads of SOCKS proxy server. You will have to make an online payment for downloading the server. The SOCKS list is however, available for free and also some SOCKS proxy servers are available for free download.