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I have tor/vidalia installed and works perfectly with whatever browser on host (windows 7) I point to 127.0.0.1:8118 proxy.

But how can I set it up from inside of vmware workstation guest (windows 7) without installing it on the guest?

Best i could google was https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/VMWareThroughTor

It says

Open privoxy setup file config.txt and modify the line (substituting your IP address found above and favorite port.): 

 {{{listen-address 127.0.0.1:8118 to: listen-address 192.168.23.1:8118}}}

I tried to put it in torrc configuration from vidalia but it "doesn't recognize the action".

edit: screen shot : http://i.imgur.com/nLAIO.png

Do I need privoxy installed too? Can't it work directly through torrc configuration?

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"I tried to put it in torrc configuration from vidalia but it "doesn't recognize the action"." can you describe what you did exactly? – curiousguy Jul 19 '12 at 5:33
    
@curiousguy screenshot – laggingreflex Jul 19 '12 at 9:03
    
Your config file does not look right... I think you first need to determine the correct local IP address (maybe not 192.168.23.1), and then put in place of 127.0.0.1. – curiousguy Jul 19 '12 at 10:29
    
@curiousguy But the "{{{listen-address" thing is giving the error, even if I figure out correct IP address how do I go about correcting that "Unrecognized option" error?? – laggingreflex Jul 19 '12 at 15:52
    
I think you need to change SocksListenAddress 127.0.0.1 to SocksListenAddress 192.168.x.y. – curiousguy Jul 20 '12 at 8:15

you are editing tor configuration file and that is wrong

you need to install privoxy, edit the main configuration file by adding (listen-address 192.168.23.1:8118) and then restart privoxy

and that is all

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