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Is there any specific reason for customers to choose SOCKS proxy when compared to HTTP Proxy?

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When you don't want to proxy HTTP traffic.

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Or when you want to proxy HTTP and other TCP traffic but want to keep your proxy as simple as possible. (One software is easier to maintain than two.) –  snap Aug 5 '11 at 6:33
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