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Old 03-17-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Tor network set up question


hi,

was just wondering if anyone had set up tor with a proxy service before? wondering how well things will work.

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Old 03-18-2010, 06:38 PM   #2
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tor AND a proxy service? How would that work? There should be no need to use any other service than tor by itself if that's your weapon of choice, so to speak.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 06:45 PM   #3
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well i am only going based off a tutorial found @ tor firefox set up . so i am not sure if that is indeed the correct way to go about it though. I am just trying to get a few things sorted on my box. I have never really used a proxy...so its safe to say i have fountains behind my ears.

thanks for your reply though.

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Heh, OK, well just look at tor, and potentially privoxy with it if you have privacy concerns. No need for anything past that in terms of the technical magic. For the fluffier stuff, they talk about torbutton, but I would suggest FoxyProxy instead for firefox, much clever and more useful.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 06:58 PM   #5
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are you saying i can just load up a .conf for firefox rather than use "torbutton"? i would rather just slap a luancher together for private browsing. seems applets raise need for lots of bug stomping. thanks again for your help friend 8)
 
Old 03-18-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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Make sure you read and understand the warning.

FWIW, I highly recommend using Tor via Privoxy (but as hinted by acid_kewpie, the urgency of that type of tool depends on your privacy requirements), as well as doing all your Tor browsing from a dedicated user account on your box. I don't use either Torbutton or FoxyProxy so I can't comment on those, but since I've got Privoxy, NoScript, a dedicated user account (which means the proxy settings never change, for example), as well as a specially-tailored set of firewall rules, I've never really had a need for anything else.

Just my

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Old 03-18-2010, 07:54 PM   #7
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well i cant seem to get it to work...at least tor following the tutorial as posted earlier. i cant load pages at while using tor. however, i am wondering if forward / socks4a 9050 would be correct ( as listed in the tutorial ) given i am on a LAN. i dopnt have any problems getting into the conf files. just not sure what to look at for problem areas. thanks again guys for showing the intrest.

john

edit: i also have privoxy set up to listen on the loopback ( not tryting to act as a proxy on the lan)

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Old 03-18-2010, 08:12 PM   #8
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You've got Tor and Privoxy running on the same box, right?

Can you post the output of this (run it as root):
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netstat -pantu | grep LISTEN
BTW, I don't have access to my Tor/Privoxy box right now, but you've got the dot at the end of that line, right? I ask because I seem to remember it being a big deal if you omit it.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 11:56 PM   #9
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Exclamation netstat results

to answer your question:
yes i did close the conf with a period.
yes i have them both on the same box

Code:
   tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:8118              0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      8672/privoxy        
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:9050              0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      8694/tor
my problem comes when i turn on tor from firefox. I can still resolve names...just cant get page info.
 
Old 03-19-2010, 12:44 AM   #10
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What happens when you go to this address: http://config.privoxy.org/
 
Old 03-19-2010, 10:39 PM   #11
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ok. it was just slow to load i guess. er, well i guess it is working. thanks for all the input guys
 
  


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