The question is comparable to "what's the difference between 'I-95' and 'a highway'?".
SOCKS5 is a protocol. TOR is a network that uses that protocol. If you wanted to use SOCKS5, but not through TOR, you'd need another specific server that offers SOCKS5. Yes, TOR is a more vast network than most SOCKS5 servers, but from a user perspective, it's one of any number of SOCKS5 servers that one can use. On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 io.me...@tutanota.de wrote: > What's the difference between "TOR/Privacy (SOCKS5)" and "SOCKS5" in Pidgin > proxy settings? > Where i can learn more about that? And can i use just SOCKS5 to connect > through TOR (127.0.0.1, port 9050)? _______________________________________________ Support@pidgin.im mailing list Want to unsubscribe? Use this link: https://pidgin.im/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support