I am trying to use nmap with torsocks while connected to VPN. When i used this (sudo torsocks nmap -sS command i am getting "nmap route_dst_netlink: can't find interface "tun0" torsocks".

And did some research and found -e option. When used this:

sudo torsocks nmap -sS -e tun0

I got this (I cannot figure out what source address to use for device tun0, does it even exist? QUITTING!).

I am really confused how to do achieve this job. Any help would be appreciated..

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You cannot perform a SYN scan over Tor, so this isn't possible. See also: Test nmap over tor with psad

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