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So I'm new to learning tor and proxychains and while I was trying to figure out why proxychains aren't working, I think there's issue with connecting to tor.

tor service status
Sep 24 20:43:49.265 [notice] Tor 0.4.5.10 running on Linux with Libevent 2.1.12-stable, OpenSSL 1.1.1k, Zlib 1.2.11, Liblzma 5.2.5, Libzstd 1.4.8 and Glibc 2.31 as libc.
Sep 24 20:43:49.266 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning
Sep 24 20:43:49.266 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc".
Sep 24 20:43:49.266 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Unknown option 'service'.  Failing.
Sep 24 20:43:49.266 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.

Proxychains config file (lines without #)

dynamic_chain

Proxy DNS requests - no leak for DNS data
proxy_dns
#remote_dns_subnet 10
remote_dns_subnet 224

# Some timeouts in milliseconds
tcp_read_time_out 15000
tcp_connect_time_out 8000

[ProxyList]
# add proxy here ...
# meanwile
# defaults set to "tor"
socks5  127.0.0.1 9050
socks4  127.0.0.1 9050

no changes made to /etc/tor/torrc

commands used

service tor start                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
┌──(user㉿kali)-[~]
└─$ tor service status       
Sep 26 22:46:47.161 [notice] Tor 0.4.5.10 running on Linux with Libevent 2.1.12-stable, OpenSSL 1.1.1k, Zlib 1.2.11, Liblzma 5.2.5, Libzstd 1.4.8 and Glibc 2.31 as libc.
Sep 26 22:46:47.162 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning
Sep 26 22:46:47.162 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc".
Sep 26 22:46:47.162 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Unknown option 'service'.  Failing.
Sep 26 22:46:47.162 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
┌──(user㉿kali)-[~]
└─$ proxychains firefox www.whatismyip.com                                                                                                                                                                                               1 ⨯
[proxychains] config file found: /etc/proxychains.conf
[proxychains] preloading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libproxychains.so.4
[proxychains] DLL init: proxychains-ng 4.14
[proxychains] DLL init: proxychains-ng 4.14
[proxychains] DLL init: proxychains-ng 4.14

tor.service file

[Unit]
Description=Anonymizing overlay network for TCP (multi-instance-master)

[Service]
Type=oneshot
RemainAfterExit=yes
ExecStart=/bin/true
ExecReload=/bin/true

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
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  • Can you post your /etc/tor/torrc file?
    – Steve
    Sep 24 '21 at 16:39
  • I haven't made any changes to that file, can you help me please. I'm using Kali on Vmware Sep 25 '21 at 14:10
  • by the way /etc/tor/torrc, it's all commented Sep 25 '21 at 14:14
  • it depends on what exactly do you want to do: run something through Tor via proxychains or run Tor iself through it? Can you please clarify the task and post all the configs and the command lines for running them both? It will help me to help you
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Sep 25 '21 at 16:43
  • Thank you, let me the edit the question and yes I want to use Tor via proxychains. Sep 26 '21 at 14:40

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