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Can't find torrc file on Mac

I just installed the TorBrowser (v. 6.0.1) on my mac (OS 10.11.5) - went to the torproject page and downloaded the installer for mac. I am seeing instructions online about changing my torrc file in ...
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How to change country in Mac OS X?

How do I change the exit node country for TorBrowser on Mac OS X? I can't find a file called "torrc" on my Mac.
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How can I use Chrome through Tor on OS X? [closed]

How do I properly set up Chrome on my Mac OS X machine to run all traffic through the Tor network when the Tor network is running? Chrome Version: 29.0.1547.76 Mac OS X Version: 10.8.5 Tor: 0.2.3....
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My OSX is saying "TorBrowserBundle_en-US" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer

I've downloaded the TBB but it won't open because "TorBrowserBundle_en-US" is from an "unidentified developer". How do I solve this?
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Tor.real and problems restarting Tor

I was surfing and the Tor Browser suddenly closed. Now when I restart it (latest version 5.0.4 Mac) it gives me a screen to Restart Tor and at bottom of page are Quit, Copy Tor Log to Clipboard, and ...
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Tor exited during startup

When I open TorBrowser 7.0a1 or 6.5 on my MacBook Pro with Sierra X.12.3, I get this message: Tor exited during startup. This might be due to an error in your torrc file, a bug in Tor or another ...
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Best way to view Tor logs and network stats using Tor via Homebrew?

I have installed Tor using Homebrew and configured torrc for client and bridge relay usage. However I would like to be able to see stats similar to what is available in Vidalia network monitor and log ...
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Tor compiling error - undefined symbols in libor-crypto.a

So I'm trying to (re-)compile Tor 0.2.3.25 (gzipped tarball) on my OS X 10.5.8 system (with GCC 4.0.1) and it's currently dying horribly here: gcc -g -O2 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fstack-protector-all -...
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Torsocks doesn’t torify on macOS

I can’t get Torsocks to work properly on macOS 12.3 Monterey, while it works perfectly on Raspbian 11 Bullseye. The program seems to work, but it doesn’t torify the traffic. The version is Torsocks 2....
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How to start tor as a service in Mac OSX

I have installed tor using brew install tor. I want to run tor as a service like we do in linux sudo service tor start. How can I do this in my Mac OSX terminal? By the way I'm able to start tor using ...
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How do I manually setup a relay on OS X?

Manually configuring a Tor Relay on OS X (Yosemite, Tor 0.2.5.11) Since Vidalia has been deprecated the EFF videos and other documentation about running a relay outside of the Tor Browser Bundle are ...
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Tor Browser Bundle Showing Error "Firefox is Already Running" on Mac

I've installed the Tor Browser Bundle on my Mac, by downloading the package file and extracting it on my desktop. But when I try to run TBB, I get the error "Firefox is already running". I have ...
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What is best secure and anonymous OS for hosting Tor or I2P service?

What is best secure and anonymous OS for hosting Tor or I2P service ? ُEditing: i want server OS full support php and mysql I am confused in choosing ٍServer OS (Debian - Ubuntu - Centos - Redhat) ...
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Why isn't the Tor Foundation registered in Apple's Gatekeeper Developer ID Program?

New Tor users using Apple's Mac OSX sometimes run into difficulty opening the Tor browser bundle the first time. This could be alleviated if the Tor Foundation were to register in Apple's Gatekeeper ...
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Where is "the profile"?

The last two versions of Tor Browser that I have tried on Mac OS are still OK for the admin account but when I try to launch in my normal user account, I get Tor Browser does not have permission to ...
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Creating ExitNodes command for Tor 6.0 on a Mac

I sometimes need to set a specific ExitNodes country code in the torrc file. I am using Mac OS X 10.6.7. Prior to Tor 6.0 the torrc file for TorBrowser.app on a Mac was located in the app's bundle, i....
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Tor Browser Bundle 3.5. on macosx 10.8 can't connect to other websites [duplicate]

Browser looks like it's connected to Tor, (I see Tor congratulations page and green onion Tor enabled button) but cannot connect to any websites ( its always "connecting" in browser tab then times out ...
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How to implement transparent proxy on OS X?

I run Tor on my MacBook Air, which has two interfaces: USB Ethernet Adapter and Wifi. I want to use my MacBook as transparent proxy so that it can share the Tor connection through Wifi for cell phones....
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Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections

I am new to the TOR browser, I have downloaded and installed it on my mac. When I open it up and go to search something, it comes up with "Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing ...
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Tor upgrade says a copy of firefox is already running macbook NOT WINDOWS

After upgrading, and throwing away all old Tor or Firefox/Mozilla files I can possibly find (including using the terminal command to show hidden files) every time I attempt to run the Tor Browser ...
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MAC OSX 10.12 Sierra -TOR cannot connect to control port mac os sierra fix

I have updated to MAC OSX Sierra and now tor will open but just says: tor cannot connect to control port I have no firewall installed and no antivirus either. Can someone please advice what may be ...
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Tor browser bundle has stopped working (mac)

I have the latest Tor browser bundle installed on OSX 10.8.5. It connects and I see the 'Congratulations!' page but am unable to browse to any sites e.g. startpage.com or run a search - I just see '...
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Why is there no Tor Bundle 3.5 for OS X 64bit?

I have 2.3.x for OS X 64 bit and recently got a notice to upgrade to 3.5, the only options were Windows and OS X in 32 bit and Linux 32 or 64. What happened to the 64 bit version of Tor for OS X? Is ...
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Can't open Tor Browser in Mac OSX Yosemite 10.10.4

I have downloaded Tor three times and I keep getting the message: Tor Browser Profile Problem You cannot run Tor Browser from a read-only file system. Please copy Tor Browser to your Desktop ...
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Tor Browser will not browse anything [duplicate]

I recently downloaded Tor on my MAC and it connected just fine but the browser is stuck on the "Congratulations!" page. I can't even go to Startpage. The tab just says "connecting..." but then it ...
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TorBrowserBundle 3.5 Can't Connect to Internet [closed]

Tried using latest Pluggable Transports TorBrowserBundle 3.5. Says it's connected to Tor, but cannot connect to any websites. TorBrowser 3.5 (w/out obfsproxy) gives same result. No problems loading ...
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PPTP VPN to Tor [closed]

I have a Mac OS X server with a PPTP VPN server running. I want to connect my iPhone to Tor by routing all traffic via my VPN server. How can I configure my server to route the outgoing traffic over ...
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torsocks on macOS: ERROR: YYY is located in a directory protected by Apple's System Integrity Protection

I wish to tunnel CLI tools over tor network in macOS 11.5.2 None is working. I only installed torsocks, did no configuration. brew install torsocks torsocks whois example.com ERROR: /usr/bin/whois is ...
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torrc on a Mac?

It isn't completely obvious where the torrc file needs to reside on a Mac (say, 10.6). In Settings->Advanced, it appears to be in Applications/TorBrowser_en-US/Library/Vidalia/torrc. But there is ...
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Pre Tor software for MacOS (not OSX)

I am looking for information regarding (discontinued) software for MacOS which I believe worked in a very similar way Tor does. I remember using it in late 1990s/early 2000s, but I can't recall its ...
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How to figure out why torsocks isn't working on OS X

I installed tor and torsocks on OS X 10.11 with brew and then ran tor. $ brew up $ brew install tor torsocks $ tor --version Tor version 0.2.7.6. $ torsocks --version Torsocks 2.1.0 $ tor In another ...
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Start Tor Browser from CLI in Mac OSX

I want to start the Tor Browser to a specific url from command-line but I don't found any way to do that. On Linux, i know the "start-tor-browser" script exist but I don't found it on Mac OS X (10.10)...
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Why is there no stand-alone Tor binaries for OS X and Linux on dist?

I have used the stand-alone Windows ZIP file (with just tor.exe) in it with great success: https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.5.4/tor-win32-0.4.0.5.zip However there doesn't seem to be any ...
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Do I need to configure a GeoIP database when using the ExitNodes directive?

I’m using Tor 0.2.8.9 on Mac Sierra. I’m running a Tor daemon like so tor --CookieAuthentication 0 --HashedControlPassword "" --ControlPort 9050 --SocksPort 50003 The only changes I’ve made to the /...
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Could not connect to Tor control port. Mac OS

Had no problems using Tor Browser for 4 years or so then all of a sudden 'could not connect to Tor control port'. El Capitan 10.11.6 - Tor 6.05. I've tried deleting and re-installing Tor, turning off ...
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Tor browser error after editing torrc file for Hidden Service OSX

#HiddenServiceDir /opt/local/var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ #HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:80 I get an error like this: Tor unexpectedly exited. This might be due to a bug in Tor itself, another ...
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Torbrowser 5.5.5 autoexits when opening on El capitan

The Tor dialog (above) says it will create a log, but does not. Deleted Tor and reinstalling leads to same error.
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Tor Connection Problem

I am connected to my university's wifi running on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have downloaded tor, but it has a difficultly connecting to a relay directory. Does this process take a long time or is it ...
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Tor for OS X Icon doesn't open

I've just downloaded Tor for my Mac and the icons won't open the browser. I've tried opening it off my desktop and out of my application. I click the icon and nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
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Should TorBrowser 3.6 (aka Tor Browser Bundle) on OS X open an instance of Python?

I keep a terminal window open with nettop running in it. Yesterday I upgraded to TorBrowser 3.6 and today I just noticed in nettop that an instace of Python runs along side TorBrowser with active ...
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How can I set up logging with latest Tor Browser?

The current version of the Tor Browser Bundle doesn't contain Vidalia. Therefore it is quite hard to have a look in the log file and to find relevant messages. What is the best way to set up logging ...
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connecting napsternetv server on mac

hi guys since there is no napsternetv (vpn)app on mac,is there alt app for it? what I mean is connecting napsternetv's server with another program.
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Tor Browser on ARM - Message regarding background update

My setup is Windows 10 (ARM insider Preview), on a Mac (the new ARM based processor). I installed Tor Browser and on start-up it says that an update has occurred in the background and I need to ...
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have instructions on installing Tails via Mojave -- what about Catalina?

ought I follow the instructions given or would I need to anything differently? currently using macOS 10.15.1, i.e. the latest version of Catalina.
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Mac: how to run multiple instances of Tor browser at the same time with different exit nodes? [duplicate]

I made two profiles of Tor Browser from the command line and I followed this but it didn't work for Mac. I can run both Tor Browser.app and Tor Browser2.app from different ports now, but somehow I can'...
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My Tor Browser doesnt work anymore please HELP

I am new in tor so if someone could explain me what to do to fix my problem I would appreciate it. 22/3/17 9:47:36 a. m..600 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control ...
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Unable to find Proxy Servers

I'm totally new to Tor, Yeah I know, the newbie. So I'm running a Mac. with Ivacy VPN. Also running Tor 6.5.1. Getting the "Unable to find Proxy Servers". Didn't do any modifications just started ...
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Tor unexpectedly exits

I tried to start a hidden service on mac with MAMP and tor browser. I added the line HiddenServiceDir /Users/Gary/Desktop/tor_site HiddenServicePort 4023 127.0.0.1:4023 into my torrc file in ...
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Tor bundle doesn't open on Mac - help please! [duplicate]

I've downloaded the browser bundle, created a new folder in applications and moved it across from downloads to there. I've even moved it to the desktop and tried opening it. I've rebooted my Mac 3 ...
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Tor Bookmarks file location

I am trying to locate saved bookmarks on a OS X slave drive that once used Tor. Where are Tor bookmarks saved in the OS X file structure?
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