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Sharing Tor network via ad-hoc

I'm using Tor for accessing sites that have been blocked by my ISP, which works great. I use the same laptop with Windows 7 and wireless ad-hoc network to provide Internet access to other devices in ...
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Configure Tor as a listening proxy server that I can connect to remotely?

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 ...
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Is there a quick and easy way to switch Tor on/off in Chrome and other browsers?

Recently I was playing around with the Tor Browser. It is quite slow though, so it got me thinking that perhaps there is a better way to use Tor. I attempted to follow instructions on a few websites ...
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Tor Exit Node Not connecting

I have two internet connections one running a Tor Exit Relay and one just trying to connect using it. The exit relay port is 14569 I can't seem to connect using my exit relay Tor says everything is ...
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Does Vidalia Control Panel have hotkeys / shortcuts?

I cannot find any hotkeys for the Vidalia Control Panel. For example I would like a hotkey for the New User Identity button. Is there one?
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tor: how to have different ip address for every page request?

I installed the tor bundle and at https://check.torproject.org/ it confirms that tor is working, and the page shows the tor ip address. I notice this seems to be constant. Is it possible to get a new ...
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Setup Tor/vidalia with vmware workstation

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 ...
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Torbutton broke Firefox?

I'm using Firefox Aurora on Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to use Torbutton for certain websites, however the add-on has been causing problems, such as constantly spitting out errors about it not being able ...
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TOR security in a static IP

At my work place i am provided with a static IP. WHere in many of the important sites are blocked for various reasons. Will accessing those sites using Tor browser get detected on the main server....? ...
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How is data sent back from a server to my computer through tor?

I do know how Tor sends data to the destination server, but how does it know how to send it back to my computer when the project claims it does not keep any logs of connections. Furthermore, if you ...
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Does the use of Tor makes additional encryption unnecessary?

I know Tor uses encryption to guarantee anonymity, but I if wish to guarantee the privacy of my conversations should I use an additional layer of encryption? Can my home router or ISP intercept Tor ...
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Using tor behind a proxy when just port 80 is open

I'm wondering if anybody could help me to connect to tor behind a proxy when just port 80 is open. thanks
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How to tunnel all traffic through Tor?

All I want is be able to use flash and javascript while using Tor (I don't intend to use it for torrents) Normally, using flash with Tor is not recommended because firefox plugins run outside of the ...
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Why does Tor disable all plugins?

Why should I care about plugins? Isn't it possible to tunnel all the browser traffic through the Tor VPN? I read somewhere that Flash and Javascript can 'phone home' and reveal my real IP, and ...
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Tor : Stuck at Connecting to Relay Directory

I have never ever worked with Tor before. The company where I work used to allow us access to any site we wish. However, as of the the beginning of this month, they installed a proxy server to ...
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How to reload a request via cache in squid if URL is blocked?

I have a simple and pretty basic squid3 configurations in my home server. I use it in combination with Tor and Privoxy. I have defined privoxy as cache_peer in squid configuration and an access list ...
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Convert HTTP requests to SOCKS5

I'm currently doing some testing work with TOR and ran in to a small problem. Tor's client only supports receiving connections through a SOCKS5 protocol, but the applications I'm using only support ...
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Torbutton can't connect to Vidalia in Firefox 12 in Mac OS X 10.6.8

I may be missing something obvious, but really can't figure it out. I've installed the latest Vidalia from torproject.org, and installed the Torbutton addon for Firefox with it in my system running ...
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DNS connections to my ISP during TOR?

With Little Snitch on my mac, I noticed that during TOR/TorButton use (latest version), little snitch says there's still an occasional DNS connection to my ISP. What's the purpose of this, is it a ...
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How to use Wget with Tor Bundle in Linux

I'm a Linux Mint (Lisa) and Tor Bundle user trying to use wget over Tor. After following the directions I found here, all I get when running wget is an output file saying, "514 Authentication ...
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Tor + Public Wi-Fi … safe?

If I were running a virtual machine, with all traffic always being sent and received through Tor, would this be safe on a public Wi-Fi connection? Surely my traffic cannot be sniffed as it's ...
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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): ...