LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 04-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
Quantumstate
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Seattle, Ecotopia
Distribution: Debian Testing with xfce
Posts: 219

Rep: Reputation: 19
(Advanced Users Pls) Plumbing for Tor


I am experimenting with Whonix, which is an OS specifically for Tor. It comes as two VirtualBox appliances, a Gateway (connextion to Tor), and a Workstation (working environment).

The Gateway NATs through the host to The Internets, connecting with Tor servers. First of all, this is a problem because my host firewall is very tight (Shorewall) and I am getting numerous violations. I don't know what ports it wants though, but it is alot, nor whether out -and- in.

The two VMs communicate through a dedicated vbox internal network. What I want to do is not just use this Tor connexion in the Workstation, but to extend it to my LAN for Tor Browser Bundle. So my first thought was to change this internal network to a host-only. This way the two VMs could still communicate, and an interface is created on the host so that the rest of the LAN could join the party. But how to share ports served on vboxnet0?

Don't worry about security at the moment; I'll be using TBB.

Well by default the internal network of Whonix between the Gateway and Workstation is set to 192.168.0.*. I couldn't allow this, because alot of routers have this as their default range, so I modified numerous config files in Gateway and Workstation to 192.168.2.*. Works now, and I have the vboxnet0 interface on the host as 192.168.2.3.

I ran an nmap scan on 192.168.2.3 though, and got only SSH and MythTV ports open. This looks like the external interface to the host (eth0), not vboxnet0. Why would this be?

The goal is to use the Gateway as a Tor server, for the whole LAN. It would serve ports 9050 & 9051 (whatever) to the host, and then the host would forward these through reverse SSH tunnels to remote machines. This would allow remote machines to use the Tor Browser Bundle Firefox to connect to Tor through the host & Gateway, and I could use TBB FF for everything, turning off Tor with the torbutton when I don't need it.

So, any config input?

Last edited by Quantumstate; 04-15-2013 at 06:36 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
block tor users with iptables? qwertyjjj Linux - Newbie 5 04-13-2013 05:59 PM
Why is Slackware for advanced users only? punchy71 Linux - Newbie 43 11-07-2012 10:29 AM
LXer: Getting comfortable with Linux plumbing LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 10-16-2009 02:20 AM
Linux Becoming Very Advanced for New Users bongski55 Linux - Newbie 19 08-22-2006 12:35 PM
advanced users management tux2002 Linux - Security 1 05-04-2004 10:00 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:09 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration