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If I understand correctly, the Tor client works as a combination of a proxy server and application plugins (such as the Firefox Torbutton) that enable use of the proxy and contain additional application-specific privacy features (such as suppressing cookies, sandboxing JavaScript, turning off Flash).

That works very well with applications that support it (such as Firefox). But is there a way to establish a VPN over Tor, so that my whole Wifi network can be protected, including applications that do not support proxy configuration and devices like iPod touches?

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JS is "sandboxed" by default. –  curiousguy Jul 20 '12 at 8:19
    
@curiousguy: Not if by sandboxed I mean "do not load all those tracking cookies and Facebook widgets without my explicit permission". Or just "do not start the JS until I say so". –  Thilo Jul 20 '12 at 8:21
    
"do not load all those tracking cookies and Facebook widgets without my explicit permission". That is not what "sandboxed" means. A sandbox is an isolation feature. JS loaded from one site cannot read content from other sites, or from local files: that's isolation. And a tracking cookie is just a cookie; the browser cannot tell a tracking cookie from another cookie. You can blacklist several domains known to send tracking cookies, but it is not an isolation feature. –  curiousguy Jul 20 '12 at 8:30
    
Take a look at NoScript. You can restrict the JS that runs quite effectively. Does not matter how you call it. Not loading all the external JS also prevents most of the tracking cookies. And any way this is completely irrelevant to the question. –  Thilo Jul 20 '12 at 8:33
    
"Take a look at NoScript." It is a very useful extension (and it has an HTTP sandboxing feature). "Not loading all the external JS also prevents most of the tracking cookies." Websites can still "track" you with other means. "Does not matter how you call it." Using the proper terms matters a lot. –  curiousguy Jul 20 '12 at 11:11

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You can use Privoxy to act as a HTTP to SOCKS gateway on to the tor network.

From what i can tell OpenVPN supports http proxy OpenVPN

maybe with the use of a wrapper like torify (included in tor) and socksify part of Dante can support direct SOCKS access.

I would suggest pre-defining a tor exit-point for the sake of stability.

I'm unable to post URL's as i do not have enough reputation points, hit google up with the following key words.

1: Dante 2: torify 3: 'Connecting to an OpenVPN server via an HTTP proxy.'

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torsocks is easier to work with than dante. –  ultrasawblade Sep 11 '12 at 13:56

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