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Old 02-12-2015, 02:49 AM   #1
Mytob
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Iptables Rules For Tor On Alternative Ports


I am trying to run Tor on ports 443 and 80 not on the standed 9001 and 9030. I have manager to work out that I need to use iptables to redirect the ports to ones Tor can use so as not to run it as root. Trouble is I cannot figure out why the rules I have are not working.

This is what I have added so far on the machine running Tor...

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 443 -j REDIRECT --to-port 9001
iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 9030

I have also changed the torrc file settings to as follows...

ORPort 443 NoListen
ORPort 127.0.0.1:9001 NoAdvertise

DirPort 80 NoListen
DirPort 127.0.0.1:9030 NoAdvertise

Tor loads but it never but says the ports are not accecible from the outside. What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 02-14-2015, 05:53 PM   #2
M0nteZ
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did you try to telnet to the ip of your tor to check if port is open ?
you need a second pc to run check from.
IF tor has IP : 192.168.11.11 then run on second pc cmd
telnet 192.168.11.11 443

if something is listeninig on port 443 you'll get a
Trying 192.168.11.11...
Connected to 192.168.11.11
Escape character is '^]'.
Connection closed by foreign host.
if port is not setup (listening) it will show
Trying 192.168.11.11....
then try on second port
telnet 192.168.11.11 80

I do not have tor, so this is general port troubleshooting
 
Old 02-16-2015, 02:29 AM   #3
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Thanks will give this a shot and see what I get.
 
  


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