Tor is software and a network that enables you to avoid certain forms of network surveillance and communicate anonymously.

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Tor not running?

I followed the Tor demo. I installed Polipo and configured it. I restarted both Polipo and Tor services. Before I had Tor set up, the following script failed. def fetch_url(url): ...
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Using Tor and IRC

How can I use Tor with IRC? I have noticed that some networks block Tor. How true is that? I have a problem with flashing my IP adderss whenever I join a channel. Freenode provides a convenient ...
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tor alternative

I am using TOR as an proxy for some scripts I'm running (nothing illegal just don't want to expose my IP address) but I'll randomly get network timeouts which don't happen when I run the scripts ...
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Xerobank and Tor

I use XeroBank Browser to access the tor network on windows. For the last few days the default homepage, start.xerobank.com has a certificate error and always shows my connection as insecure. Since ...
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Is there any use of SIP on top of TOR

Does it make any sense it terms of perfomance and latency?As far as i know TOR is a transports layer protocol trying to encapsulate the cells with onion routing in order to enhanse privacy.Since sip ...
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Tor + Irssi (Ubuntu 10.10)

I am trying to get Tor working with Irssi. The directions at the bottom of this page Freenode Install Link say to :~/.irssi$ tor MapAddress 10.40.40.40 p4fsi4ockecnea7l.onion Feb 12 04:26:51.101 ...
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Using TOR and VPN at the same time

I was wondering if there's a way to use TOR and VPN at the same time, what I want to do is connect to my Wifi then send the encrypted traffic to TOR using the same encryption the VPN uses, then from ...
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Chrome + Tor + Proxy Switchy!

Chrome 7 keeps showing a dialog saying: 514 Authentication Required when I use TOR. How I solve this?
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How can I make Tor and Polipo run (and automatically restart) using launchd on Mac OS X?

I have no experience with launchd but would like to setup Tor and Polipo as a service that automatically restarts every 24 hours or so. How can I do this?
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Tor Telnet control gives Authentication Required error on any command

I am trying to connect to a running instance of Tor with the Tor Control (TC) Protocol using Telnet on the ControlPort (specified in the torrc file) on Windows. Whenever I connect using Windows's own ...
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Multiple identities at the same time using TOR?

I am scraping some websites with curl and I am using Tor to avoid sending too many request with the same ip. The problem is that my app uses threads, so if I send the packet to change identity to the ...
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How many Tor exit nodes are there?

On average (as I do understand that servers go on and off the network, etc.) how many Tor exit nodes are there in service at any given time? (It is probably going to be an informed estimate.)
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How do you set up TOR in Ubuntu Linux?

I have been looking online and trying to install a VPN or TOR in Ubuntu. I have the packages for this from Synaptic Package Manager. I am trying to follow instructions from the Tor site, and have ...
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Where can I find an equivalent of Torbutton for Google Chrome?

I enjoy the Torbutton I am currently using in Firefox, but Firefox is quite a resource hog and I am working in a virtual machine. Is there a Torbutton equivalent for Google Chrome?
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Connect to Freenode using tor

My proxy blocks the connection to IRC. But to my surprise freenode doesn't accept connections from tor network. I added the onion address in Xchat as FreenodeOverTor in the network list. I installed ...
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What plugin does Firefox use to download from SourceForge during Tor?

I have Tor installed on my mac, and Tor-button installed on my Firefox (along with NoScript, BetterPrivacy, AdBlock, and RefControl). By default, Tor disables plugins like Flash. From what I've read ...
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how does tor encrypt information from your ISP or local network?

At my work, I have a network administrator that presumably sees everything I connect to on the internet (and has banned things like Facebook, Youtube, etc). However, tor seems to let me through those ...
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Is content routed through Tor encrypted?

Are usernames and passwords that I type in while using Tor encrypted from the nodes? For example, I want to use facebook, but I'm not sure if my login information is protected while I use Tor.
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Can I build a VPN on top of Tor?

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 ...
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Tor and blacklisting

I'm studying Tor and its capability to provide anonymity and bypass censorship, especially when used by people of repressive countries. I'm wondering about one thing. The nodes that are part of the ...
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Why does tor need administrative access to start?

Why does tor require administrative access to start, if it binds to a port higher than 1024? On both linux and windows, administrative access is required.
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Tor provider point [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to “flush tor circuit” Hello, I have a tor runned on my computer. In Vidalia (gui-frontend) there is a button: 'Use a new identity'. This will change ...
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Tor over IPSEC or IPSEC over Tor?

Do you think Tor should be run over IPsec, or IPsec over Tor? Please be specific as of why you made this decision.
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How to “flush tor circuit”

On Windows I have used XBBrowser, which provides a custom version of Firefox suited to using Tor. XBBrowser provides a button, flush tor circuit, which will setup an entirely new connection and exit ...
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Using Tor behind a proxy?

i'd like to use TOR/polipo behind a proxy like below ME --> POLIPO --> TOR --> PROXY SQUID --> WEB Couldn't find how to do that. When specifying a parent proxy for polipo, it goes straight for it ...
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Tor in virtual machine - 502 bad gateway

I'm trying to run Tor in virtual machine. It used to work, but now when I try to access sites I get "502 bad gateway" error from Privoxy instead of requested site. I tried fixing time to correct one ...
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TOR hidden service - PHP or CGI - what is safely?

I want to setup TOR Onion hidden service with non-static pages. What should I use: Php or CGI? What is more safely? I don't want to reveal IP of machine - I live in China and I afraid goverment. I ...
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Speed up FireFox when using TOR

After reading this question about surfing the web anonymously, I tried TOR with Firefox and it seems to be changing the original IP, but Firefox is really slow! I have a good network speed, and I've ...
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Do you rely on Tor?

Tor is good for some amount of anonymity (nothing is perfect of course), but is there a specific task that you find Tor indispensable for? Surely one could follow the various tips that this question ...