in my experience Dante is one of the more popular SOCKS proxies for BSA. It has been a couple of years since I used it (so 1.2.1). We did use the recommended changes and I would think that they also still apply to the current version as it is more to do with the way that BSA handles the proxy connections than the socksd itself.
The config can be a little awkward to setup initially - particularly if you only have one NIC on the SOCKS proxy box - it is generally better to have two NICs - one for the incoming and one for the outgoing connections.
The config is simple so far as far as I'm concerned, but I was wondering about having 2 NICs... We use socks proxies as a way to reach multiple client networks that would otherwise have IP conflicts. The current proxies we have only have one NIC. Would there really be a significant performance improvement for having two instead? Note that our proxies will be VMWare Virtual Machines and not physical servers.
I have seen cases where both dual and single NICs are used. Dual NICs is a cleaner separation from both a security and configuration perspective, but both will work fine. To be honest I don't think that there will be much of a performance improvement here - Dante handles a lot of connections pretty well anywhere. There is a good performance test doc on their website:
Thanks! The performance doc is very nice and well written. This should help us scope the base requirements. I don't think Oracle ever did anything similar for their iPlanet proxy...