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SOCKS (Socket Secure) routes network packets between clients and servers through a proxy server. It operates at Layer 5 of the OSI model.

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How can I get proxychains to work on Tails in 2024?

My objective is tor --> socks proxy --> destination Reason for doing this is to access sites that do not like Tor exit nodes. This is all done on Tails. I have tried running this and get the ...
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How do I torify Firefox at about:config?

The following setting used to work for many years: network.proxy.socks 127.0.0.1 network.proxy.socks_port 9050 network.proxy.socks_remote_dns true Not anymore. Firefox does not access ...
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Can't connect to Tor while on school wifi

below are the logs: 2024-01-24 17:00:42.514 [NOTICE] New control connection opened from 127.0.0.1. 2024-01-24 17:00:42.515 [NOTICE] New control connection opened from 127.0.0.1. 2024-01-24 17:00:42....
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Sending a json request over tor to a Hidden Service Onion Address on port 50001

First post here as I've just started using Tor. I have a server running on a machine with a hidden service on port 50001. I'm trying to connect to it from my laptop using the server hidden service ...
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Is there a way to make Tor more performant and reliable, if necessary at the cost of sacrificing some privacy?

I have an enterprise use case, where we need to ping a lot of different onion nodes at once, as fast and as reliably as possible. I have some ideas related to forcing a specific circuit made only of ...
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How to run all Mac traffic through Tor?

See title. Already tried this: https://maymay.net/blog/2013/12/26/one-minute-mac-tip-open-multiple-tor-circuits-in-the-new-torbrowserbundle-3-5-for-mac-os-x/. Am I missing something obvious?
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Is it useful turn on "keep alive" for Tor SOCKS5 TCP connection?

Wasabi Wallet application connects to the Tor SOCKS5 endpoint (code) and it specifies various "keep alive" options for that socket connections. Note that the TCP connections connect the ...
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Tor stream isolation using torcc

I use torsocks for 3 applications: IRC, SSH and Thunderbird (My Tor browser uses port 9150 from the torbrowser bundle daemon). I want to use a different tor circuit for each application. On the ...
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Tor SOCKS5 Not Working With Anything Other Than Tor Browser

I am running Tails OS on a live USB and am attempting to run traffic through Tor. The Tor Browser is working via the SOCKS5 proxy on 127.0.0.1:9050. When I try to run: curl --socks5-hostname localhost:...
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How to connect android device to TOR programmatically

I would like to build an application that connects the phone like Orxy/Orbot, although I cannot figure out how. How might I connect to tor using java, or connect to the socks proxy tor interface in ...
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Connecting an ESP32 to a site via a SOCKS5 proxy

There is a lot of talk about the poor old ESP32 chip not being able to handle TOR due to its resource constraints, and I know there is one library out there that might work if I had platform.io and ...
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Tor Browser: Is it safe to connect to Tor via a proxy server?

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 ...
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Is there a C/C++ Tor API?

I am looking for a (preferably Open Source) API usable in C/C++, that enables one to send/receive data over the Tor network. So I want to build an application that uses sockets to communicate data ...
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How to prevent torsocks timeouts from concurrent calls?

I'm running a distant HTTP server, serving a single page, used for delay measurements purposes. From my client, I'm generating multiple different custom circuits each being assigned a new upcoming ...
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Sending a request over Tor without binding port on localhost

Usually, Tor works like that: a daemon starts in background, reads torrc and listens on SocksPort (usually 9050). Then an application uses localhost:9050 as a SOCKS5 proxy and performs requests over ...
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Why doesn't tor connect to Socks4/5 proxies?

I can only connect to HTTPS proxies using FF's proxy feature. When i put in a socks4/5 proxy in FF, it doesn't connect to the proxy. Can anybody confirm this behaviour ? My setup: proxychains v4.14 ...
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Problem connecting, socks failure

Recently I'm not able to connect anymore to Tor and other vpns through my provider who blocks access to them. I reinstalled Tor, got bridges from the email, but it still doesn't work. The log says : [...
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Configuring Tor to Work in Other Web Browsers

I am trying to configure my internet options so I can use the Tor servers in another browser, specifically Internet Explorer. Yes, I know this is not recommended and it's an old browser, but I need to ...
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How to set up a SOCKSport?

I'd like to know how to set up a SOCKSport on Tor Windows and how to create a SOCKS policy. Thank you very much.
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What's the difference between torify, usewithtor, tsocks and torsocks?

I want to use an external application with Tor. I find 4 different commands for that, and I am not sure about their relations. usewithtor torify tsocks torsocks What's the relation between those 4 ...
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Trying to pass TTL expired error: socks.SOCKS5Error: 0x06: TTL expired

Im trying to pass this error im getting while checking if sites are up with python: socks.SOCKS5Error: 0x06: TTL expired proxies = { 'http': 'socks5h://127.0.0.1:9050', 'https': 'socks5h://...
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using autentication with torsocks --address

On Linux, I noticed I can run torsocks by specifying --address so that it connects to another computer and use that computer's tor connection, e.g downloading a file over tor: torsocks --address my....
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SOCKS5 protocol: "binding" on a hidden service address

Problem Accepting incoming connections over Tor through the Tor proxy. I'm developing a socks client in rust for tokio tcp streams. Like https://crates.io/crates/tokio-socks but with upgraded ...
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Tor relay server behind proxy

I'm a newbie in the Tor world. I was just thinking of running a relay server... The fact is that I know some sites like Netflix, Disney and others just block all the relays IPs that are posted on the ...
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Tor won't connect even through bridges

Using the Tor browser bundle, I can't connect to Tor at the Port Angeles, Washington library. I have tried all the connection options including requesting some bridges. When trying to connect, the ...
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tor does not work anymore

Since 1 week I can not launch tor I looked a lot of forum but none really talk about my problem, when I run it said unexpectedly exited tor ..... I tried bridges and proxy it does not work so I put my ...
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Connect to a vpn through tor nftables

I have a box with 3 interfaces wlan0, eth0 (with internet connection) and tun0 (Openvpn). I want to connect that box to a remote vpn using tor socks. Until now I have the sock 60140 open in tor, the ...
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What is the best practice for having an encrypted connection while connected to Tor?

I've seen articles stating the best practice for connecting to Tor is through a VPN, however where this setup fails is at hiding your traffic from a malicious Tor exit-node. Because the traffic goes ...
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Connect to TOR serivce to upload files FTP/SFTP

I would like to upload some files to my .onion website over FTP/SFTP securely however I cannot figure how to connect. Any help? I have added the following to /etc/tor/torrc: HiddenServiceDir /var/...
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Fetching JSON via Tor

Hi I am trying to make a code that monitors cryptocurrency prices, so I am fetching JSON data from public sources and then processing it. I am using this python code by @Anurag Uniyal: import urllib....
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Does entry node know the clients ipaddress?

I have read that entry nodes knows clients ipaddress but how is it possible because tor uses socks proxy to communicate
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How to create a tor proxy?

I want to create a tor proxy on a virtual machine (Linode). But I'm missing some elements. For example, when I buy a proxy service I can send requests to socks5 proxy with user:password. So ideally ...
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tor running but can't connect through socks proxy

I have installed tor on Ubuntu 16.04. It seems to be running $> ps aux |grep to debian-+ 1300 0.0 0.2 89504 44416 ? Ss Feb24 0:12 /usr/bin/tor --defaults-torrc /usr/share/tor/tor-...
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How to restore GnuPG proxy configuration to default?

I was trying to verify TOR package signature with this command: gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x4E2C6E8793298290 I got this response gpg: requesting key 0x4E2C6E8793298290 ...
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"This is a SOCKS Proxy, Not An HTTP Proxy"

As the title says, I've been trying to use Tor as a proxy for Postman and I'm getting the following response when I try to make a request to a specific endpoint that does not support HTTPS ...
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limit tor socks server to a certain hidden service

I have tor running on a pc, with its socks server listening on localhost port 9050. I would like to limit the socks server in this way: socks requests (from clients) should be allowed only for a ...
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Privoxy VS Polipo

I'm trying to share a SocksPort (SocksPort 192.168.0.14:10001) with a mobile device. The mobile device only supports HTTP proxies. It seems polipo used to be supported/promoted[1] by the torproject ...
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OpenVPN connecting to a server via a Tor (SOCKS) proxy - error: "timeout expired" and "Inactivity timeout"" in Linux

I'm trying to connect to an OpenVPN server through Tor Socks Proxy. When I try to connect to the VPN sometimes I receive this error message "Recv_socks_reply: TCP Port Read Timeout expired" and ...
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Socks version 22 not recognized. (Tor is not an http proxy.)

Hello everyone. i have a simple question i am using a tor client to connect programmatically to tor via Socks4a. Everything run smoothly but when i tried to add ssl-tls to connect to localhost i got ...
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Enbale TOR only for SOCKS5 communication on a Tomato enabled router

I have a WNR3500Lv2 router where I installed the Tomato driver. The TOR configuration window looks like this in the router GUI: My problem that I don't want to enable TOR for anything else in my home ...
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Python JSON fetching via Socks5 proxy on Tails

I am trying to fetch JSON data, via a Python3 script, on Tails. I would like to know that this code is secure and doesn't leak IP or any other stuff. I know that Tails is configured to block any ...
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How to send Tor traffic through ssh tunnel?

I want to use TOR in such way: Tor Browser --> local Socks5 proxy --> VPS (connection through ssh tunnel) --> Tor Network --> Internet Questions: How to setup such a connection? Will my ISP ...
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How to assign syslog facility of Tor?

I'm running Tor as a daemon and enabled the syslog. The Tor daemon is running well as a socks proxy server and sending all logs to /var/log/messages. But I want to make Tor to write the log through ...
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What is passed to the Onion Proxy in terms of the OSI model?

I'm trying to understand at what layer does the SOCKS proxy receive. For example, if I visit a website and make a HTTP get to the web server it is passed through via SOCKS to make the request. At ...
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Can't use SOCKS with TBB 7.0a3 -- help w/ torrc and unix sockets plz

Currently running TBB 7.0a3 on OS X 10.15. Cannot get any other app to use Tor on any port when bundle is running. Some digging turned up torrc file which contained line: SocksPort unix:"/Users/will/...
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How does Tor use application proxy (SOCKS)?

I couldn't find the relevant documentation for this on the Tor and was hoping for some clarification here. I understand the process of how Tor works, but I'm looking for information on the client side....
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tbb-nightly-hardened provides no TCP socks proxy, only unix domain socket. is that normal?

I noticed when trying the nightly hardened that the TBB now doesn't spawn an TCP socks proxy but rather use a unix domain sockets is that to be the expected behavior for the future of TBB hardened ? (...
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How to change Tor Browser default SocksPort?

I was surprised to find this hadn't been asked already. In ../Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/torrc-defaults I tried changing SocksPort/ControlPort from 9150/9051 to 9170/9071. Then changed the SOCKS ...
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Problems disabling socks5 proxy | tor [closed]

I was trying to create a PHP application that utilizes a local socks5 proxy to anonymize my IP address on each curl request. I couldn't successfully get the application to use a socks5 proxy. But in ...
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TOR BUG,Tor dropping SSH tunnel to hidden SSH service

I have multiple hidden services which are SSH servers. They do give unstable connections, and drop out all the time (after a couple seconds). Sometimes with a SOCKS error 1 or with packet_write_wait:...
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