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How to send all my network traffic through tor?
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tejeskifly

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Oct 2014, 10:57    Post_subject:  How to send all my network traffic through tor?  

Hi!

I want to send all of my network traffic trought tor. Anyone can give me some instructions about it?
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Barkin


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Oct 2014, 13:07    Post_subject:  

You need a Tor browser (which IIRC is a special version of FireFox),
see this link about how to install on Puppy Linux ...

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=803949#803949

[ BTW Tor is a very slow connection compared with regular internet ].
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Oct 2014, 13:23    Post_subject:  

There is a variable I believe that should tell software to use the proxy but seems that most ignore it so in linux land you have to configure each program individually rather than have the one convenient setting. I configure standard firefox to use the proxy and the same could be done for say thunderbird/pidgin/gftp and so on. Not sure on the status of DNS requests though.

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Barkin


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Oct 2014, 19:04    Post_subject:  

mikeb wrote:
There is a variable I believe that should tell software to use the proxy ... I configure standard firefox to use the proxy ...

Yes you can configure any old browser to use Tor as a proxy,
but the special version of FireFox that Tor issues has identifying-features / known-vulnerabilities removed from it ,
[ and using a separate browser for Tor helps ensure you are actually using Tor : it would be possible on your current browser to think you were using Tor when you are not 8¬o ].
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Thu 30 Oct 2014, 04:08    Post_subject:  

http://www.proxomitron.ru/proxwiki/anonymity/setup/recommendations
just fyi more detail..... this weeks vunerabilities are an ongoing song and dance act really... anyway a check on a whatsmyip type site is surely a quick way to confirm you are hidden....the resultant slow browsing is the other clue for me Smile
Well that's the closest I have ever had to getting an answer to why use the (large) tor package browser rather than just whatever browser is present...... only took a year to get that one ..that's why I try and answer questions and rarely ask them Very Happy

Anyway a bit off topic..the question is, is there a setting/way in linux to set the use of a proxy for all apps and I believe there is not.

mike
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jafadmin

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PostPosted: Sun 02 Nov 2014, 02:30    Post_subject:  

mikeb wrote:

Anyway a bit off topic..the question is, is there a setting/way in linux to set the use of a proxy for all apps and I believe there is not.

mike


A proxy server anonymizes your IP address for web traffic. A VPN encrypts all traffic and allows all traffic (other than http).

With a proxy connection your ISP or company can still see the sites you are connecting to. Not so with a VPN.

You can set all your network traffic to go through a VPN.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sun 02 Nov 2014, 05:39    Post_subject:  

Quote:
With a proxy connection your ISP or company can still see the sites you are connecting to. Not so with a VPN.

okies...though that depends if they are remotely interested and have the time to dig out the info.... easier to ask google lol.

I only use proxy to make sites think I am somewhere else where restrictions may not apply....not for anonymity but for internet freedom of choice.

Might be of some use for bitorrent users since the trackers store your IP.

mike
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tejeskifly

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PostPosted: Sat 08 Nov 2014, 11:08    Post_subject:  

I know how can i install and use tor browser, but i want to use tor network to transfer all of my network data.

it is possible?
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 08 Nov 2014, 11:41    Post_subject:  

As mentioned and no one has said otherwise...proxy use is on an application setting basis.... its not windows which does it through the internet explorer settings so there is a lack of one universal setting...but on the other hand networking is handled sooo much better on linux...nature of the beastie.

mike
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