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Mac proxifier to use with Transmission?

I am attempting to route just my Transmission traffic through a proxy instead of all of my traffic through a VPN. My attempts at getting this to work: Attempting to just route Transmission traffic ...
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TOR Network: How to Prevent IP Change on each Website

In Tor I am having trouble because each time I change the site address the IP changes as well. It there a way to have it use the same address for like a 10 minute interval?
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Getting Exception: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused when running Minecraft.jar on TAILS linux

I am running Tails from an USB stick (because hard drive is broken) and when I try to run Minecraft I keep getting the same error. Should I specify any parameter when calling Java? How do I solve ...
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How do I setup a VPN behind Tor in Tails?

I would like the following setup: Tails -> Tor -> VPN. My limited knowledge on the matter tells me that this would render me "anonymous" to the VPN and provide me with some privacy with regards to ...
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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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Does PirateBrowser hide my IP address?

Does PirateBrowser hide my IP address? It uses Tor so the IP should be changed, but when I looked on What is my IP, I saw the same address as before. Is there anybody who can explain it to me?
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Preveting DNS Leaks using gnupg over TOR while allowing key-fetching via DNS

Using DANE to associate OpenPGP public keys with email addresses becomes more and more popular. There are different methods implemented in GnuPG and used like pka and cert. IETF just released a new ...
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Trouble with connection to irc.freenode.net via Tor

I have a trouble with connection to irc.freenode.net. I have set up Konversation IRC client according to guidelines: https://freenode.net/sasl/ https://freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml#tor Server: ...
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How am I still being tracked

I recently switched to using the TOR browser, in addition I periodically do a complete history delete (cookies, cache, etc). Incidentally I also have Adblock installed for the TOR browser. However I ...
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Are images viewed on my screen while using Tor/Firefox combo saved somewhere on my computer?

If an image is not saved while viewing it in Tor, what happens to it when the Tor browser is shut down? Is there a copy/thumbnail saved somewhere, or a reference to it on the hard drive? Does a ...
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How to kill LOW bandwidth connections?

I am sitting behind an absolutely terrible router (NVG589, NVG599 is no better) mandated by my ISP, AT&T. The problem is that it has an abysmal limit of 2056 simultaneous connections. Since my ...
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Tails OS:Network Filtering Syntax to Allow I2PBrowser to listen at localhost:6666, Then Allow TorBrowser User to Connect to it

I've had a bit of experience in Linux, but I'm still learning and brand new. I've been able to proxy Tor right into I2P on a normal Debian Wheezy installation successfully. My process involves ...
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Tor Middlebox: How to check if there is a DNS leak?

I created a tor middlebox. Laptop plus WLAN. Creates a WLAN AP all traffic from that AP should be routed into tor. But I am not sure, if the DNS requests are not leaked. How can I check that? This ...
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routing traffic through tor and socks5, different to socks5 and then tor?

I'd like to route traffic through tor and a socks5 proxy. Question: Is there a difference between routing: laptop -> tor -> socks55 laptop -> socks5 -> tor
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tor middlebox: How to route traffic through a socks proxy automatically? iptables routing wlan

I built a tor middlebox. It is an old laptop without screen, creates a WLAN and every traffic on that WLAN is routed into tor. my iptables script: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i wlan0 -p udp ...
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OnionPi with meek-amazon transport plugin

I've successfully installed all the requirements to run my RPI2 (headless) as a Tor router. However, I'm living in China and they activity block Tor traffic. So here is the thing, I installed the Tor ...
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Dropbox over Tor Browser

I have googled for that but found no tutorial. Dropbox is blocked on my network. I can use Tor Browser to access blocked sites. Is it possible to use Tor Browser's proxy for Dropbox client to access ...
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Is there any way to hide my IP address in email headers?

I use Thunderbird to send email. My mail server inserts my IP address into the header of my emails. Is there a way to hide this? I’ve thought of sending my mail to the server through Tor but my server ...
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Is it safe to use TOR on windows? [closed]

I mean, can I be hacked just by browsing regular sites (not the hidden services) with TOR browser bundle running on a Windows system?
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How to use TOR browser as socks proxy for other devices on my LAN

I have installed the TOR browser on my mac and configured the networking to use port: 9150 so browsing using Safari etc uses TOR and I can test that using the test at: https://check.torproject.org/ ...
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Can I use Whonix Gateway as a proxy?

I am using Whonix Gateway in a VM, and I run all traffic from my Fedora VM through the Whonix Gateway. Works fine. But, on my host I want to use irssi and a few other apps behind Tor. Usually I would ...
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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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“The proxy server is refusing connections” but I'm not using a proxy?

I was using Chrome normally then saw this message The proxy server is refusing connections which I didn't understand what it means, so I tried a few websites then tried Firefox and also IE but none of ...
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Can we send and receive uTorrent packets through TOR?

I just started using pcapy python module to capture network packets. Is it possible to capture packets going out from uTorrent (on my own machine) with pcapy or scapy and sending them over the TOR ...
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How to run Tor as proxy for local network

I'm trying to use Tor as standalone socks server available for whole local network. I've set up connection in my torcc file as follows: #listen on all IPs SocksListenAddress 0.0.0.0 SocksPort 9150 ...
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How can using a Tor Hidden service for SSH improve security?

I recently read some blogs posts about how to use Tor Hidden Services to access an SSH server. They argued it can increase security, but I don't understand why this should apply. As far as I ...
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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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Tor browser bundle not starting in Open/FreeBSD

Tor Browser Bundle not starting with both OpenBSD and PC-BSD I have downloaded and extracted 64bit version of the TBB, but when I click the 'start-tor-browser' it doesn't do anything. When I try: $ ...
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apt-get Update still tries to download from tor project after uninstalling tor

I installed Tor using the directions here and now I want to uninstall it: https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian I wanted to uninstall tor and remove all configuration files so I ran the following ...
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Why is TOR relay receiving more than is sends?

This morning, I started the relay. I noticed a 7:1 ratio on recv:send. I am wondering why is it getting more than sending? I would expect the opposite since the dir port is enabled. Exiting is not ...
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What is browser fingerprinting and why should I want to avoid it?

What is browser-fingerprinting and why shoould I want to avoid it? If that is related, I am already using adblock and do-not-track.
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If I'm not using a GUI program, how do I know how much traffic has gone through my tor relay?

If I'm not using a GUI program, how do I know how much traffic has gone through my tor relay? I'm on Linux, and run tor as a system service.
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Doubts about the Tor network

Consider a computer connected to the Tor network through the Tor browser. My question is does the whole Internet traffic go through the tor network like Windows update, Kaspersky update, VLC update or ...
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Tor+Filezilla(FTP): 'Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing'

I have a domain on NameCheap. I want to upload some files using Tor and the staff said I could use Filezilla. I configured it by setting up a FTP proxy in Edit-->Settings and then added my account ...
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Verifying GnuPG itself

Following the steps indicated in http://www.deepdotweb.co/jolly-rogers-security-guide-for-beginners/how-to-verify-your-downloaded-files-are-authentic/ , which first verifies that the verification ...
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SSH via Tor with Putty

How does one set up Tor in PuTTY? I'm using the Tor Browser Bundle on Windows 8.1. I came across https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO/Putty but the screenshot containing the ...
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How to detect TOR usage with Wireshark?

I use TOR inside a Virtual Machine. I run Wireshark on my Host. I want to detect TOR usage (for learning/studying) with Wireshark but don't know how. I've tried this: ...
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How to force Firefox to fake the system's screen resolution like TOR does?

When using any service like this one. You’ll notice TOR Browser sends the current windows’ width and height as if they were the computer’s real screen resolution; TOR is basically lying here. I wish ...
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Tor Not Running on Server Always?

I have a Perl script that uses Tor for scraping certain data. It was working perfectly and then my script started having issues with scraping. After a bit of investigation, I realized that Tor ...
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Analysing Akamai traffic [closed]

There's a site from which I have to get information from. This site streams a video file leaning against Akamai platform. I tried everything I know to gather information (the real video's url) while ...
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Cannot use Tor browser when specifying control port

I downloaded the latest version of Tor. In Data/Tor/torrc I added the following: ControlPort 9051 HashedControlPassword <generated from tor> But once I have this, the tor browser does not ...
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Why doesn't Vidalia detect that tor is already running?

I installed tor and vidalia on Ubuntu 12.04 x64. When I try to run Vidalia, I get the following message Vidalia detected that the Tor software exited unexpectedly. Please check the message log ...
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Linux: Can user applications generate icmp messages?

I am using TOR and setting up a transparant proxy depending on users. I had trouble to constrain ICMP messages on UID. But I found an explanation for that on server fault. For the sake of privacy: is ...
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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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Restart TOR service using PHP execution

I want to restart my TOR service with a PHP script in order to receive a new IP address. The reason why I plan to do that is because Google and some other sites start blocking me sometimes. I tried ...
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Tor over IPSEC or IPSEC over Tor? [closed]

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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Tor Network for all Internet Communication Linux

I have installed the Tor Browser bundle in Ubuntu. How does one make it so that the all internet access is done via Tor network? E.g. Packages downloads, using Ubuntu app store (if you please), etc
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Forward connections on 0.0.0.0:80 to 127.0.0.1:9091

I'm trying to set up a tor-relay. In order to allow tor to present a static web page explaining what it is I want the server to listen on port 80 and 443. In order to allow tor to use ...
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how to check my new IP and location using TOR

I am running TOR on Windows 7. I would like to know my IP address after changing my identity. Right now the only option is to open a webpage with a service that shows my IP address. Is there any way ...
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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 ...