Pter Pter - 2 months ago 30
HTTP Question

Why does my SOCKS proxy code throw SocketException: Malformed reply from SOCKS server?

Why does my SOCKS proxy code throw

SocketException: Malformed reply from SOCKS server
? I've tried to set in URLConnection or other, but this doesn't work. Only thing that worked - chilkat lib, but it's commercial. So, how I, for example, make http request through a ASOCKS proxy? Maybe exist some free lib for that?

For example, that code:

SocketAddress addr = new InetSocketAddress(proxy_ip, proxy_port);
Proxy proxy = new Proxy(Proxy.Type.SOCKS, addr);
Socket socket = new Socket(proxy);
InetSocketAddress dest = new InetSocketAddress("google.com", 80);
try {
socket.connect(dest);
} catch (IOException ex) {
Logger.getLogger(CheckProxy.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
}


Throws exception:

java.net.SocketException: Malformed reply from SOCKS server
at java.net.SocksSocketImpl.readSocksReply(Unknown Source)
at java.net.SocksSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source)
at java.net.Socket.connect(Unknown Source)
at java.net.Socket.connect(Unknown Source)
at proxychecker.CheckProxy.SocksCheck(CheckProxy.java:86)


Where line 86 is "socket.connect(dest);"

Answer

Explanation of this bug: bugs.java.com/view_bug.do?bug_id=6964547

You need to manually change mode in Socket object using this code:

Class clazzSocks  = socket.getClass();
Method setSockVersion  = null;
Field sockImplField = null; 
SocketImpl socksimpl = null; 
try {
  sockImplField = clazzSocks.getDeclaredField("impl");
  sockImplField.setAccessible(true);
  socksimpl  = (SocketImpl) sockImplField.get(socket);
  Class clazzSocksImpl  =  socksimpl.getClass();
  setSockVersion  = clazzSocksImpl.getDeclaredMethod("setV4");
  setSockVersion.setAccessible(true);
  if(null != setSockVersion){
      setSockVersion.invoke(socksimpl);
  }
  sockImplField.set(socket, socksimpl);
} catch (Exception e) {

}