This is a software that can test the status of a socket proxy.
Socks Proxy Checker (SPC) can test the details such as speed, version, country, SMTP, UDP and whether it is gateway or dangerous. Socks proxy is a versatile proxy for most usage. A socks proxy passes on data from a client and directly on to the server. The contents are transparent to it. Thus this can work with HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, NNTP, etc. without a problem. As SOCKS transfers all data from a client to a server it does not add anything. For the web server a socks proxy is a client. The anonymity of this type of proxy servers is really always absolute. In contrast a HTTP proxy can only be used for surfing. Thus using a socks proxy to send email, transfer file, chat online, play game as well as surf website helps remain anonymous. Socks Proxy Checker checks the performance of a given sock proxy and will tell you if you could use it effectively.
This has a simple and easy to use interface. It is intuitive enough that most users should get familiar with it quite easily. Getting productive with it should not take much time. The controls are intuitive. For every SOCK proxy, you get the details like proxy IP address, port no, SOCKS version 4 or 5, speed, country, SMTP available or not, whether itís a gateway and if it is dangerous. The checker will tell you if the proxy will handle UDP as well. While this trial version is free indefinitely, thereís a pro version that offers more features. This is a good product. It has many useful features. If you were looking for a product like this, this is one you could try out.