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I know you should not mix Tor and VPN since it will rather deanonymise than anonymise yourself. However, I was curious how to do VPN over TOR: i.e. Host > TOR > VPN

I stumbled upon this https://privatevpn.com/blog/guides/80/how-to-connect-to-privatevpn's-openvpn-servers-over-tor.

I'd just like to ask you if that is a legitimate way to do it or if it has a downside I am unaware of (besides the ones coming from mixing tor and VPN)

Essenitally what you do is changing the .ovpn VPN config file to:

proto tcp
#rest of the file
socks-proxy 127.0.0.1 9050
route 95.216.33.58 255.255.255.255 192.168.3.1
# using tor as proxy and using the non-VPN standard gateway 
to connect to the Entry/Guard node

My routing table now looks like:

tisi@ubuntu:~$ route -n
Kernel-IP-Routentabelle
Ziel            Router          Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
0.0.0.0         172.18.10.249   0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 tun0
116.202.238.106 192.168.3.1     255.255.255.255 UGH   0      0        0 wlan0
127.0.0.1       192.168.3.1     255.255.255.255 UGH   0      0        0 wlan0
172.18.10.1     172.18.10.249   255.255.255.255 UGH   0      0        0 tun0
172.18.10.249   0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH    0      0        0 tun0
192.168.3.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     600    0        0 wlan0

Thanks for your opinion and advice in advance :)

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