I'm trying to run tor via terminal because I just need the proxy functionality and not all the other stuff TorBrowser offers. I'm on macOS and installed tor using
brew install tor
tor is censored on my network. but when I check "use built-in bridges" inside TorBrowser it connects fine.
I located the
torrc file of the TorBrowser in
~/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data/Tor and copied the bridge information into my cli torrc file which is located in
/usr/local/etc/tor/torrc but when I try to run
tor command it gets stuck and fails to connect.
here is my torrc content (there are more than 10 bridge describers, for security reasons I just posted one):
Bridge obfs4 184.108.40.206:27015 2D82C2E354D531A68469ADF7F878FA6060C6BACA cert=4TLQPJrTSaDffMK7Nbao6LC7G9OW/NHkUwIdjLSS3KYf0Nv4/nQiiI8dY2TcsQx01NniOg iat-mode=0 UseBridges 1
when I run
tor it stucks like this:
Apr 28 17:10:08.476 [notice] Tor 0.4.2.7 running on Darwin with Libevent 2.1.11-stable, OpenSSL 1.1.1g, Zlib 1.2.11, Liblzma N/A, and Libzstd N/A. Apr 28 17:10:08.477 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning Apr 28 17:10:08.477 [notice] Read configuration file "/usr/local/etc/tor/torrc". Apr 28 17:10:08.480 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050 Apr 28 17:10:08.481 [notice] Opened Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050 Apr 28 17:10:08.000 [notice] Parsing GEOIP IPv4 file /usr/local/Cellar/tor/0.4.2.7/share/tor/geoip. Apr 28 17:10:08.000 [notice] Parsing GEOIP IPv6 file /usr/local/Cellar/tor/0.4.2.7/share/tor/geoip6. Apr 28 17:10:08.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 0% (starting): Starting Apr 28 17:10:08.000 [notice] Starting with guard context "bridges" Apr 28 17:10:08.000 [notice] Delaying directory fetches: No running bridges
I also tried to add these lines to my torrc but no luck :(
ClientTransportPlugin meek_lite,obfs2,obfs3,obfs4,scramblesuit exec PluggableTransports/obfs4proxy
what I am doing wrong? please help 🙏 thank you