There are many words with different meanings, it's all in the context used. I never used the term in the context you applied...you assumed the wrong context. Here we go again C.S./ U.T./ P.T. you act as though your interpretation is the only interpretation right?<quoted text>
Socks is a (the main one) protocol proxies use.
Im not much of a Wikipedia fan but it simplifies it enough even for you.
If I am discussing ports/ proxies/TCP and UDP then my usage will fit your interpretation.
Is that you Al? Did you invent the Internet?