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I currently have the Vidalia bundle installed on my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. Is there a way that I can connect to the Tor network through this computer from other computers on the LAN or from WAN (through port forwarding)? If I try to connect to my server's Tor proxy on SOCKS5 port 9050 from another machine, it can't connect. Nmap shows the port as closed.

Note that I'd like to avoid using SSH or anything other than simple SOCKS/port forwarding, if that's possible.

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If you do netstat -an on the R2 server does it show 9050 bound to or – Paul Aug 7 '12 at 5:51
up vote 6 down vote accepted

I solved the problem by adding these lines to C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Vidalia\torrc

SocksListenAddress (Server's internal IP address here)
SocksPolicy accept *

Tor will now accept connections on port 9050 from any other computers on the LAN. They can now use Tor as a SOCKS5 proxy.

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