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Can I force Tor/Polipo to use locally defined hosts?

I would like to use addresses defined in my hosts file while using Tor. I have the Tor (non-browser) bundle installed: Tor, Polipo and Vidalia. I do not use Torbutton. My browsing is normally done ...
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GLIBC_2.14 for slackware 13.37

I am trying to run tor on my slackware machine and when I do I get the error: tor: /lib64/libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.14' not found (required for tor) So I run the command: slackpkg upgrade ...
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How can I automatically change Tor settings based on wireless network/adaptor

Ok, firstly, I am aware similar questions have been asked before. However, they focus mostly on changing network settings, e.g. IP & DNS servers. What I have now is: A 'home' network, which I ...
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System-Wide Transparent Proxying Using URL Patterns

Internet censorship -where I live- has almost turned web unusable so I decided to setup a transparent proxy using Tor for my home network. ince Tor is so slow -here- proxying all traffic through Tor ...
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SSH tunneling along with Tor

I've been reading about Tor and it's benefits regarding anonymity, but I've also researched its problems. If I understand correctly, when I access a website using Tor the packets are secured using 2 ...
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Looking for Tor GUI tool like TorK

I really appreciate the "Change Identity", "Drag to build circuit", and "Choose where you from..." feature in TorK, others (e.g. Vidalia or Torbutton) are missing these features. But Tork is based on ...
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I'm trying to get Tor to run through a proxy

I want tor to actually run but it tries to setup the built-in proxy against the one that's on my computer. I can't uninstall the one on my computer, but I was wondering how I change the proxy port so ...
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Detect Tor bridge inside my network

How could I detect someone running a Tor bridge inside my local network? I guess I could use a Tor client and try all the IPs to see if they work as a bridge. Is there a faster solution? Maybe using ...
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Does using Tor prevent my ISP/sysadmin from seeing what sites I visit?

Does using The Onion Router prevent my Internet Service Provider or system administrator from seeing what websites I visit?
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Make Tor use Unique IP for each instance open

How can I get Tor to use a unique IP for each instance of Tor open in C++, Python or Perl? Is there a command to force it to use a unique IP that I can just call using subprocess? *cheers
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What is the difference between SOCKS4/5 and a pure TCP proxy?

Why do we need SOCKS if we could just use a TCP proxy system like TOR? What kind of advantages does SOCKS have?
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Can I ping/send ICMP through TOR?

Is that possible? Does Tor use Application Layer SOCKS4/SOCKS5?
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How can I use Teamviewer anonymously with TOR network?

I would like to be able to use Teamviewer anonymously to avoid revealing my real IP address while I access sensitive data on my remote server. The data being transferred is encrypted. I have looked ...
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New IP address with TSOCKS

I am using tsocks on my Ubuntu machine and I have it all set up so that if I run wget -q -O - checkip.dyndns.org|sed -e 's/.*Current IP Address: //' -e 's/<.*$//' in my normal shell I get my ...
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How to run a program through Tor

I want to run programs from my ubuntu machine through Tor, without TAILS. i was wondering if this is possible?
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Using Thunderbird 6 with Tor?

Can anyone explain how to use Thunderbird 6 with the Tor network? Right now, I have Vidalia setup on my Mac OS X 10.6.8 machine, and can browse the web via Tor with the Tor Button addon in Firefox 6. ...
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How do I tell tor, from the command-line, to give me a new identity?

Is there a way to ask tor/vidalia for a new identity, via the command-line, as opposed to mousing to the icon, bringing up the menu, and clicking the option there? I'm running Mac OSX 10.6 and 10.7 ...
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Avoiding DNS hijacking and related proxy problems on TOR

Routing through Tor using a local DNS proxy such as TorDNS and Privoxy works on all major OS's. However, even without sending all web traffic through Tor, there are problems such as difficulty using ...
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Tor config to ignore LAN hosts

Anyone has any tips on how to configure Tor software to ignore specified host names that are on my LAN? I'm guessing there is an option in torrc file, but I was not able to find anything in the ...
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Game Server Blocking Tor Somehow

So, I've been connecting to one of my games through a proxy connection (tor). Recently, the connection attempt to the game servers simply times out. This was right after an "update" to the game. My ...
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Secure linux distro that sends traffic through Tor

I'm looking for a live Linux distro that is secure and preserves my anonymity online. For what I need, Tor seems to do the job – but such software requires configuration that someone who is ...
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Connect through own TOR relay, make edge node traffic unreadable

I understand that one of the limitations of TOR is that whoever runs the edge node can read all the traffic running through it before it gets split up amongst the TOR cloud. Lets say you were an ...
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How do we configure another browser to use Tor? [closed]

How do we configure Google Chrome (or another web browser) to use Tor Browser? By that I mean that we are using Chrome, but the traffic is routed through Tor (and thus anonymous).
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OS or router level TOR network setup

I like the idea of proxies and TOR, but I find their application limited when it is just an application specific proxy setting or a browser specific proxy setting. I would like all traffic in my OS ...
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How I could redirect all my traffic to the TOR network?

I need to redirect all my traffic to the TOR network. I have just installed Vidalia, but I think that I have not correctly configured my Tor-client. I have a Java desktop client that has to access a ...
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Will tor encryption work on a public network?

I'm using a hotel's wifi service and need to send sensitive documents back home. A coworker has suggested using tor but I'm uncertain when and where the decryption takes place. Is it decrypted at the ...
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How can I install tor in the UAE?

I'm using Linux Mint 10 Julia and currently in the UAE. I'm having trouble accessing a lot of websites so I want to install tor. However the the domain is block and so the repo address of tor itself ...
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tor on debian: how does the user fallback work?

I cannot get my head around a strange behaviour I observed on my Debian 6 system today. When I run tor, either via /etc/init.d/tor or directly via /sbin/tor, the new tor process drops its root ...
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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 ...