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Pluggable Transports encapsulate traffic to give it another appearance. They are used to circumvent censorship. Other applications can use them, too. Use this tag for questions concerning the use, configuration, and programming of pluggable transports

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Are obfs4 bridges still effective against state-of-the-art Tor blocking techniques?

In response to the recent upsurge in Tor blocking efforts and following the Tor website recommendations, I decided to run a Tor bridge with obfs4proxy. I would imagine however that obfs4proxy bridges ...
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What does the middle node of my Tor circuit know about my guard node?

Can the middle node of my Tor circuit detect if I am using a bridge and/or pluggable transport?
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Most Secure Connection

While there is a lot of issues concerning secure, private and anonymous Internet usage, there is little that focuses upon all the various parameters which may have a direct or even indirect bearing ...
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Connect to Tor Bridge running on Google Cloud

I deployed a Tor Bridge on Google Cloud. I can connect to the bridge from my local machine(Tor Browser on the local machine) using this - <Googe cloud ip>:9001 9001 is ORPort on Google cloud. ...
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Can my university network IT see that I am using Tor when I am using Tor Browser with an obfs4 pluggable transport?

I use my private laptop computer and Tor Browser with an obfs4 pluggable transport to log in my university account. The university network IT does not use Deep Packet Inspection, and the ...
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Tor (with bridges) keeps giving "connections have failed" in command line (while working ok through Tor Browser)?

When I try to connect to Tor through command line (Windows 10): "C:\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Tor\tor.exe" -f "C:\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Tor\torrc" | more I get the following error:...
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Using bridges and pluggable transports with Tallow

I am trying to use Tallow to circumvent blocking on the wifi network I am using. However, TOR is blocked, so a bridge is needed. The TOR browser works with the meek-amazon setting, but how do I edit ...
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how pluggable transport is managed against BridgeAuthority?

given that BridgeAuthority relay has information of all published (non-private) bridge relays, it could be used to compromise pluggable transport, is that the case? specifications
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Why does Atlas show bridge ORPort differing from torrc?

I run Tor 0.2.5.14 on Linux and tried setting it up as a bridge with obfs3 and obfs4 enabled. According to the log everything is ok, but Atlas shows a seemingly random ORPort in the higher ranges ...
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Optimal configuration for an obfs4 bridge

In response to the blocking of Tor in even more countries and organisations, I decided to set up a (private) bridge. I would like the bridge to: be accessible to users with strict outgoing connection ...
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Status update on fog

Tor page about pluggable transports mentions a neat idea about chaining them; there is project to implement it called fog. As I can see from its gitweb page, the last time anything happened there was ...
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Do regular public relays understand pluggable transports?

In order to use a pluggable transport, is one required to connect through a Tor bridge, or do regular public ingress relays also support transports (such as obfs N) ?
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shapeshifter-dispatcher starts only in obfs2 mode [closed]

I am trying to start shapeshifter-dispatcher as a standalone proxy on both a server and a client machine to tunnel an OpenVPN connection. However it appears to be able to start only if I select the ...
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Where can I find meek servers?

There is a maintained list of meek bridges like the others one ? if not where can I find meek servers ?
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(dis)advantages of using bridges & transports where not strictly needed?

What if any are the (dis)advantages - with respect to speed, anonymity, secrecy... - in using bridges and obfuscated transports from such places where access to plain Tor relays is NOT blocked nor ...
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Can one use pluggable transports to host hidden services?

If I want to host a hidden service but I don't want people to know that the server is communicating to Tor, what can I do? Can I use obfs4? How to setup things?
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OBSF4 and scramblesuit

It seems I can't connect to OBSF4 or scramblesuit bridges with TAILS. I have no troubble with OBSF3 in Tails. Below is some of the error message. Can you guys help me out? Thanks. 10/08/2016 08:32:03....
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Using tor on FreeBSD

I followed this method on FreeBSD, however, I receive the following errors and I'm not sure why: The only change made on default tor config file is to uncomment the following line on /usr/local/etc/...
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How ToR meek client works?

Before posting, I've already read these suggested links: meek-client .. pluggable transports so my question is not duplicate. Rather it is an extension to that question. Meek client hides your ToR ...
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How does Tor obfs4 protocol and PTs work?

Could someone explain how have many countries and corporations managed to differentiate tor traffic from normal traffic, and how exactly the obfs4 protocol (Or any other Pluggable transports) help ...
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Starting Tor Relay?

I am trying to run a tor relay. I have went to the torcc file and uncommented what I believe be. Then I exited tor, then I started the tor bundle pkg. So how do i know in linux system that the relay ...
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Orbot works, but Tor doesn't

I use Tor a lot at work because we have a strict firewall here. Lately my Tor is not able to connect... but Orbot connects normally. I don't know what I supposed have to do... Obs.: Here just meek-...
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OBFS4 doesnt connect in iran [duplicate]

I'm using Tor Browser 6.5a1 in Iran. Problem is obfs4 doesn't connect. I already tried using obfs4 bridges but it wasn't helpful. 09/07/2016 07:29:09 ق.ظ.700 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will ...
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ENVError while starting obfsproxy

I tried to run tor in command line by running service tor start After seeing this message * Starting tor daemon... [ OK ] I tried to start "...
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How do I run a bridge with obfs3 pluggable transport?

i want to create a Tor bridge which: is not an exit node. I can use to anonymize my connections to the Internet Here are the settings in my torrc: SocksPort 9050 ORPort 9001 ExtORPort auto Nickname ...
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How to set up the Wfpad pluggable transport

How to get the website fingerprinting defense wfpad to work? Adapting the files in scramblesuit's test/ directory to wfpad worked for the stand-alone operations (replacing scramblesuit with wfpad), ...
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Is there a obfs4 package for ARMv5?

I'm trying to install obfs4 support on a bridge. But I cant find the right package to install. Can anyone help me find it? Running archlinux for arm on a pogoplug v2 Thanks!
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Updating OpenSSL on PlanetLab for Tor 2.7.5 [closed]

I am trying to run a Tor experiment using PlanetLab machines. However, I need to update OpenSSL to a version 1.0.0 or higher to install a recent version of Tor (2.7.5). The problem is even when I do ...
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Feedback on this torrc-defaults file

The following is my torrc-defaults file. I'm trying to learn this stuff so I don't have to ask this kind of question here, yet I'm still in the dark about much of this. So I'm asking for feedback in ...
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Tor gets connected with Windows but not with Tail (with the same bridges)

I don't really understand why I have this problem. I managed to get TorR connected with bridges with no problem at all with Windows 7, but with Tails it is impossible. I use the same configuration ...
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How to install tor meek TP on openwrt flashed router?

I was trying to find out a way to install tor meek on OpenWRT. Can someone tell me how to cross compile the meek client with OpenWRT?
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What does the log line "not enough directory information to build a circuit" mean?

I just changed tor bridge type from obfs3 to obfs4. What's the meaning of the bold sentence? BTW, Tor connection is fine. (Win7 user) 2016-01-18 7:26:51.800 [NOTICE] new bridge descriptor 'xxxxx' (...
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Why can't obfs4 , scramblesuit and fte be used in China now?

Today, I use obfs4 ,fte and scramblesuit to connect network unsuccessfully.Are they disabled by the GFW?What happend?
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TOR and Obfsproxy packet size

I have some questions about TOR and Obfsproxy packet size. TOR cell size is 512 bytes but most TOR packets have size of 586 bytes. My question is that why there is such difference in size (74 bytes ...
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Is it possible to use obfsproxy bridges and Meek bridges together?

I'm actually in a country that blocks many services: the only way to access them is tor (or use VPN). The only way to use tor is obfsproxy bridges or meek. Unfortunately, both the options are very ...
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Add bridges on expert bundle

I want to add bridges to my expert bundle but have no idea how to create and what to put in the torrc file. First of all, there is no torrc file in the expert bundle, so I assume I have to create it ...
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How to install a Transport Plugin on OnionPi

so I got Onion Pi from Adafruit running on my RaspberryPi2 and I can connect and everything. Problem is I'm living in China and most tor traffic is blocked by the great firewall. However, I did ...
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How to run an obfs4 bridge?

I want to help censored users. How can I run an obfs4 (Pluggable Transport) bridge on a Debian-like GNU/Linux machine?
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Can someone explain these bridge stats?

I have these stats: # cat /var/lib/tor/stats/bridge-stats bridge-stats-end 2015-02-13 04:17:28 (86400 s) bridge-ips cn=8,es=8,us=8 bridge-ip-versions v4=8,v6=0 bridge-ip-transports <OR>=8,obfs4=...
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How to direct the entire computer's internet traffic through Tor? [duplicate]

I would like to direct the entire computer's internet traffic exclusively through Tor. What options do exist that allow the entire internet traffic exclusively through Tor? And what is the step by ...
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Which pluggable transport works on RHEL6/RHEL7?

A cheap VPS is a lot more cost-effective that running a bridge on Amazon's AWS. This implies that the transport mechanism has to be built on the VPS, and added to the bridge configuration. But which ...
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Relation between ORPort and ServerTransportListenAddr

I am working on setting up a Tor obfs4 bridge. If I understand it correctly ServerTransportListenAddr allows me to choose a port (and an IP) to bind the Pluggable Transport to. However I also need to ...
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ScrambleSuit Server configuration

How does one run (and verify) a scramblesuit server. I'm using the following configuration: ServerTransportListenAddr scramblesuit 0.0.0.0:65222 ServerTransportPlugin scramblesuit exec /usr/local/...
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Tor TLS cipher suite negotiation and fingerprint defense

In reading this bug I can see that, in the past, Tor has been fingerprinted based on the cipher suites negotiated in the initial TLS handshake. Originally it looks like a copy of the cipher suites in ...
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How can I tell whether pluggable transports are working correctly?

I've been using the 4.0 alpha bundles especially the one with meek and obs4 to try them out. I've also just used the newest meek transport for Microsoft Azure listed here: https://lists.torproject....
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How to add obfs3 bridges in Tor browser?

My OS is Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit and I obtained the following obfs3 bridges (IP addresses and fingerprints have been altered to protect the integrity of the real bridges): obfs3 111.222.333.444:...
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Pluggable transport proxy (fte exec ./Tor/PluggableTransports/fteproxy.bin --managed) does not provide any needed transports and will not be launched

I am on an ethernet ADSL line. I started with Tor today and this is what it shared. But before that I need to share alias of Tor otherwise people would be left asking how Tor started. $ alias tor ...
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xprivacy and Tor [closed]

Is anyone else having connection issues using Tor to connect to any variation on xprivacy.eu. (e.g. https, www.xprivacy.eu, xprivacy.edu and just to see if I'm crazy the insecure http xprivacy.eu) I'...
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Tor Browser Bundle on Mac - how to run obfsproxy?

I have downloaded and installed the Tor browser bundle v. 3.6.3 for Mac Website says Obfsproxy is standard included in that one - which is correct- it works in Tor Browser. But I need to run it ...
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Is TransPort deprecated? If not, what are recommended use cases?

I've gotten the sense that using TransPort as a transparent proxy is more-or-less deprecated, vs using application-specific SocksPort and, if necessary, torsocks. Is that correct? If not, what are ...
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