When using the Tor Browser, is it safe to connect to Tor via a proxy server? There is an SSH connection between the proxy server and my computer: ssh me@proxyserver -D localhost:9999. In the Tor Browser's preferences, I configure the browser to connect to Tor via the SOCKS5 proxy at localhost:9999:

Tor Browser proxy settings

Is it safe to connect to Tor in this manner? Will the proxy server be able to eavesdrop on the data sent to and from the Tor Browser?

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yes it's safe, because the directory services' keys are hardcoded into the Tor source code itself so no data breach will be possible. The proxy is just a way to connect to the dir's and peers. But if you're behind the proxy - then you will be unable to accept ORPort incoming connections and it's not good for the speed and decentralization of the network.

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