I want to connect to the Tor network using firefox, I installed tor via apt and it's running on port 9001, so I set mozzila proxy settings for http on but I cannot get the connexion "because of proxy settings", I tried the same settings with socks4/5 (really no idea what this is) and also the option "remote dns" but nothing will do. What is going on ?


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Tor's default SOCKS port is 9050 as far as I remember, so try to use it With remote DNS option.

  • Thanks, I would like to know also why my router shows to be directly connected to the Tor relays while I'm behind a vpn.
    – Yvain
    Oct 16, 2016 at 19:05
  • VPN is just a transport layer, so if your Tor reaches the outer network(including Tor network) via VPN - it's just like a wire plug to him, nothing unnatural. Post your VPN scheme details and I'll be able to point you to exact mechanism of how it works in your particular case
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Oct 16, 2016 at 19:45
  • I could not get to recreate the issue of yersterday, now it seems fine (maybe I needed to reboot after installing tor ?) So this a screenshot of internet sockets and routes after I'm connected to a website; also a dig on the vpn destination that gateways to my router, and my vpn .conf file. pasteboard.co/1B7bxQUBS.png
    – Yvain
    Oct 17, 2016 at 9:05
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    It seems that you're using VPN to reach outer network not just for Tor, so first "layer of the pipe" is your VPN connection. After that - here goes the Tor, reaching outer world via your VPN too, and after that you're using Tor to do your things. After installing tor there's no need in rebooting: it does not use neither the registry in windows, nor any system-wide overlays/ld-preloads on Linux.
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Oct 17, 2016 at 16:10
  • I think having my router connected to the tor relays came from the fact that tor is launched before openvpn as a startup service, because when my PC starts a netstat shows this flaw, but when I deactivate/reactivate Tor, it moves behind the vpn. Just have to configure the launch order now...
    – Yvain
    Oct 18, 2016 at 9:04

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