I set up an ssh tunnel on Tails ( tor -> tunnel -> internet ) to reach tor-unfriendly sites, it does seem to work ( I tested it with electrum ), but when I try to reach it with tor browser by changing the socks5 proxy port, I only get "unable to connect". It there some kind of additional secturity for tor browser that prevents it from using another proxy?


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Yes, there are extra tests in the browser which try to stop it using a proxy other than Tor's proxy, by comparing the port reported by Tor over the Control Port with the one defined in the proxy settings.

And there are further restrictions set by the firewall that limit your ability to make connections to local services other than those explicitly allowed by the ferm packet filter rules.


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