Using the anomizing proxy Tor
Hi, I'm checking out how to connect to the internet anonymously. (In another forum, I'd been sued for that - to be a terrorist or paranoid, etc. - Well, I just think that my intent is legal, and I have my own reasons. - I think everyone should be free to decide on that. - Please, call me a moron.)
I've been using JAP, respectively, anon-proxy (link).
In the Firefox browser, I set up the proxy 127.0.0.1:4001.
I've been using ethereal to check what's leaving the network card: "Encrypted request"s and "response"s in case of using JAP/anon-proxy. - Perfect, that's working.
- As JAP/anon-proxy ain't very fast and reliable, I checked out Tor.
I've installed it, and, in Firefox, I set up the connection to use the 127.0.0.1:8118 proxy.
Now, when capturing my traffic using ethereal, I found all the original URLs I've visited in plain text.
- So I'm wondering what's this all about with Tor? - The proxy does work - nevertheless, my URLs are passed through, directly?!
Theres a HOWTO at the TOR Wiki on how to set it up.
It explains why you best chain Privoxy in front of TOR.
Have a look at it. Haven't got the URI ready, soz.
Please, call me a moron.
Guess I'll pass even though it's a clear invitation.
Hell, you even said the magic word, FCOL...
Yeah it is a good idea to use Privoxy along with Tor.
Here's the howto
Thanks both, and sorry for the delay in responding. As everything appears to be so easy (i.e., Privoxy appears to be up and running, I read the manuals, played with that config file) I had to make double-sure I'm not missing something elementary.
So, here's the issue (again):
Privoxy is set up to start at boot time (there's a script in /etc/privoxy/init.d).
When I set up Firefox to use 127.0.0.1:8118, it's "waiting for www.google.com" - but forever.
When I issue "sudo privoxy", Privoxy tells it's already started:
I can't seem to find any more points to look at, so I'd really appreciate any further hints.
Thanks again :)
D'oh! - nevertheless: Solved
OK, got it. There was a simple typo I'd inserted into the /etc/privoxy/config file, that detained Privoxy from forwarding the requests to Tor.
BTW, do you think it's polite or unpolite of Privoxy not to throw an appropriate error? - Just kidding ;)
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