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.
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 ].
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
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
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.
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