Questions tagged [pluggable-transports]

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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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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How can I use Tor from networks whose operators attempt to block Tor use? [duplicate]

How can I use Tor from networks whose operators attempt to block Tor use? For example, I previously used Tor from my school's network to avoid restriction of my Web browsing based on keywords, but ...
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How are 'Pluggable Transport' bundles different from 'regular' Tor Browser Bundles?

The Tor Project releases both Tor Browser Bundles, and Pluggable Transport Tor Browser Bundles. How are these different? How should I decide which bundle to use?
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How does the pluggable transport version of TBB affect browsing?

Does using the pluggable transport Tor Browser Bundle with an Obfs3 bridge affect browsing speed in a noticeable way? I am interested in using an Obfusproxy to hide my Tor usage form my ISP but I ...
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Why aren't pluggable transports default?

Why are there separate packages for pluggable-transport versions of TBB? Seeing as how anonymity is the point of Tor, why wouldn't traffic be camouflaged by default? Especially since various ...
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Does using Email to send bridges and pluggable transport bridges hinder anonymity?

Bridges can be advertised by Email to clients. This procedure hinders anonymity as in new revelations by Das Erste. May this procedure be halted until more anonymous ways are found and/or the ...
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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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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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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 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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How to set up an obfs3 bridge on port 80 and/or 443?

While setting up obfs3 bridges on ports lower than 1024 seem to be tricky, some firewalls only allow connections on these certain ports. An in detail, step by step guide could help us here.
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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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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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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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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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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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My ISP doesn't even allow OBFS3

My ISP locks me out of the Internet if it detects Tor, and the normal browser redirects to the "TOR DETECTED" page. I then got the pluggable transport and added some bridges that I got from BridgeDB. ...
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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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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 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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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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TBB 3.5.2 fail to connect, but TBB 3.5.0 works, where is wrong?

Hi there I'm trying to update my TBB from 3.5.0 to 3.5.2 but is having issue connecting. Here's what I did: Download the TBB 3.5.2 using TBB 3.5.0 and verify the signature, it shows Good signature ...
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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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Are translated versions of the Pluggable Transports Tor Browser Bundles available for download?

The "standard" TBB has options to download it in many languages via the drop-down (https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en). However, the Pluggable Transports version, which is ...
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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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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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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 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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How to run Pluggable Transports in unmanaged mode?

Introduction I want to locally run a PT in unmanaged mode. I have set up a bridge for a local test using the following torrc: BridgeRelay 1 Nickname "DummyTest" SOCKSPort 5001 ORPort 65535 ...
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Tor pluggable transports bundle & regular bundle

If I use the pluggable transports bundle with the bridge pack, it tells me my Tor browser needs an update. I have the regular bundle, so can I overwrite that browser with the current bundle or should ...
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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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 blocked due to invalid SSL certificate

My Censor generally blocks Tor, so I decided to use obfuscated bridges in the hope that that would work. But either the pluggable transport does this ... >13/06/2014 10:03:26 AM.374 [NOTICE] ...
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What's wrong here? Connection failure?

When I try to connect to Tor, says: tor establish a network connection failure Connecting relay directory failed (lack of pluggable transport type bridge)
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Failed to connect Tor 3.5.2 on Windows [duplicate]

I am unable to connect to Tor recently. I have got following log: 25-02-2014 20:53:08 PM.370 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting ...