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Old 10-28-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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tor and privoxy


OK, so I'm trying to follow this guide on tor's site. See here.

The firefox plugin is installed, privoxy is installed, I put "forward-socks4a / 127.0.0.1:9050 ." at the to of the privoxy config file, but I don't know what its talking about as far as this:

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Privoxy keeps a log file of everything passed through it. In order to stop this you will need to comment out three lines by inserting a # before the line. The three lines are:
logfile logfile
and the line
jarfile jarfile
and (on some systems) the line
debug 1 # show each GET/POST/CONNECT request

Depending on which default config file you have for Privoxy, you may also need to turn off enable-remote-toggle, enable-remote-http-toggle, and enable-edit-actions.
Could I get some help setting this up?
 
Old 10-28-2007, 09:23 PM   #2
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open /etc/privoxy/conf and look for those lines. I am pretty sure in Debian they are already commented, which might be why you are having issues finding them. Also you may want to get the firefox extension Torbutton to make it easy to turn proxy on/off. Never ever login to important sites while using a proxy.
 
Old 10-28-2007, 09:24 PM   #3
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The default settings are normally all you need. You do not need to add "forward socks 4a..." It is already in the config file. All you need to do is remove the "#" in front of it to make it a valid command. You can find customized config files for privoxy that will offer better filtering as well. One place to look is Wilders Security forum.

I find Polipo a better choice. Little filtering but does control the important items. Faster due to pipelining.

Do not make any transactions on Ebay or Paypal whilst using Tor. They will shut you down. Not because you are using Tor but because of proxy switching they will think your account has been compromised by a third party.

You can use Tor for https sites without harm although some will not work properly. Does give you some double dipping as far as security goes. There has been some idle chit chat about exit nodes being able to evesdrop but that would be very hard with the websites encryption already being in place via https.

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Old 10-28-2007, 10:19 PM   #4
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@fair is fair, interested in polipo. Installed via Fedora 6 package, how do you set it up and configure it? The site is not very helpful.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 05:25 PM   #5
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