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 9050
# 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
Ziel            Router          Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface         UG    0      0        0 tun0 UGH   0      0        0 wlan0 UGH   0      0        0 wlan0 UGH   0      0        0 tun0 UH    0      0        0 tun0   U     600    0        0 wlan0

Thanks for your opinion and advice in advance :)

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