GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Summer of Code 2009 Chromium

Improve the network support for Chromium by adding SOCKS proxy support.

by Arindam Sharma for Chromium

Chromium currently lacks SOCKS proxy support. I intend to implement SOCKS support for Chromium and thus make it more usable by more users across the globe. SOCKS, or "Secured Over Credential-based Kerberos Services", is a network protocol that allows routing of packets through a proxy server, using a server-client architecture. I will be implementing the client part of the SOCKS proxy, enabling it as a layer below http / ftp but above the socket layer, for windows, OSX and linux.