I have installed TOR 0.2.8.7 using the project's package repository on a fresh Linux MINT 18. The aim is to create a research VM. All traffic is supposed to be routed through TOR using a transparent proxy.
For this it would obviously make sense to have TOR autostart with the system boot. Even though I am well acclimated to Linux and the command line / console environment, I cannot achieve this simple task.
Reading up on the topic, I tried everything from modifying the
resolv.conf over reading the tor script in the
init.d folder to using
systemctl to start the tor service automatically.
sudo systemctl enable tor returns no errors,
sudo ps aux | grep tor shows no tor process after system startup. looking into the
tor.service file, it seems to be just a dummy running
systemctl status tor says active, but tor is not running.
I would appreciate very much if someone could give detailed instructions on how to achieve this simple task, because once again Linux has proven to be too complicated for me.