When applying netstat on a machine (Kali Linux 2016.2) running tor, I can observe an always established outbound ssh connection - see third line below. Could anyone confirm why this ssh connection is required? I thought Tor only makes HTTPS connection to nodes - it shouldn't require a consistent SSH connection.
The commands I ran were:
$ service tor start $ netstat -atnp Active Internet connections (servers and established) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:9040 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 1604/tor tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:9050 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 1604/tor tcp 0 0 10.0.0.2:40794 184.108.40.206:22 ESTABLISHED
Tor version in use is as below:
$ tor --version Tor version 0.2.8.8 (git-8d8a099454d994bd).