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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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Does Tor add encryption at the TCP protocol level?

Just wondering if http://www.tcpcrypt.org/ would be useful to add? Also is there any work being done to replace/add encryption at the ODI level?
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Unable to connect to Tor using SOCKS 5

I am running Windows & want to connect to Tor using SOCKS 5. I have private proxies and when I tried any of them, all I am getting are these errors logs. 19/07/2015 02:31:24.671 [WARN] Could not ...
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Exit traffic through a SOCKS proxy

I want to run an exit node, but don't want to risk having to deal with rouge DMCA complaints. I also have (pay for) a high-bandwidth SOCKS5 proxy. I would like to route all exit traffic from my node ...
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How to connect through Terminal in OSx

My ISP blocks OpenVPN but i can connect to Tor using obfsproxy (I have to add a socks proxy to obfsproxy config otherwise it won't work either). I used obfsproxy as a socks proxy (localhost 9150) in ...
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cURL and wget with Tor

What information about me (not the exit node) is revealed when a request originating from cURL / wget is proxied through Tor? Example: curl https://example.com/ --socks5 localhost:9150 -H "User-...
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What's the best way to isolate applications as they enter the tor network?

I would like to give each application it's own entry and exit IP. Should I add SOCKSports to the default torrc file or create new tor instances? $ tor-instance-create instance_name
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Tor is only assigning circuits from a very limited subset of exit nodes

I am researching Tor, and as part of my research I was curious how many distinct exit relays a real-world client would include in building circuits. For my purposes, I am only interested in US exit ...
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RealVNC Viewer and Tor

I want acess my server over VNC, cause RealVNC only client with proxy support under windows, I choosed it. But when I setup proxy, socks5 with 127.0.0.1:9150 in RealVNC, It requesting username and ...
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General SOCKS server failure while using tor proxy

I am proxying traffic over tor, so letter on when I need to call localhost port, it gives failure error. def create_connection(self, address, timeout=None, source_address=None): sock = socks....
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Tor Browser Log (General Socks Server Failure) ( Bridges Doesn't Work) [duplicate]

4/11/2016 15:24:24 PM.400 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 4/11/2016 15:24:24 PM.400 [NOTICE] ...
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Connecting to Tor network through any Application/Script without installing Tor browser bundle?

I am planning to develop an application that must use Tor network connection. I am connecting with Tor browser bundle and then using the socket(9050/9150/whatever). Now I want to connect to Tor ...
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Please review my connection log errors

I am using the current version of Tails. I more often than not get the warning icon at the bottom left of the connection window telling me that the log file has been copied to the clip board. I will ...
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Proxy server is refusing connection

When launching the Tor browser from its folder it keeps on failing. The Connection Settings is set to Manual Proxy with SOCKS Host at 127.0.0.1 Port 9150 v5.
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DNSSEC & DNSCrypt over Tor

I want to use DNSSEC and DNSCrypt with Tor. I wonder which configuration is more secure and better? SOCKS4 + dnscrypt-proxy: Forward the DNS traffic to a DNS server which I choose. Although the DNS ...
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Add an exit proxy to Tor

I am confuse about how to edit torrc file to add a proxy after tor. I saw that I have to edit the .torrc to do so, but adding a socks4/5 proxy remains unclear, either on the tor manual, or others ...
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HTTP proxy over Tor

Can somebody suggest me some HTTP proxy app for Windows? There are a few apps I wanna use over Tor, but they don't support SOCKS proxy, only HTTP proxy. So I need an HTTP proxy that's able to be ...
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SOCKS 5 Proxy Exceptions w/ Tor BB

I am successfully running all network traffic through Tor BB's proxy server on OS X by having changed my ethernet and wifi settings to run through the SOCKS 5 proxy via port 9150 in System Preferences....
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resolve .onion address from bash

I have tried using curl through tor like so curl --socks5 127.0.0.1:9050 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.onion This works for public addresses like stackoverflow.com but not for tor .onion addresses
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Tor circuit chaining

Is it possible to use multiple tor circuits chained together? tor_circuit --> tor_circuit --> ... --> tor_circuit I know of a solution on windows using tortilla for windows that allows ...
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Frequent 503/4 errors for specific site. Site okay outside of tor [closed]

One particular site is frequently returning 503/4 errors. If I retry often enough, 50-60 times over the period of an hour, it always eventually gets through. There is no problem accessing the site ...
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Problems running proxychains on Tails 1.6 does not find firefox

I boot Tails 1.6 with persistence and with admin password in order to install proxychains then I install via apt-get an edit the /etc/proxychains.conf to add socks5 after Tor, I save the changes and ...
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Connect to Tor through socks in C#

First of all, I want to say that I am new to programming and I love it very much, also I have a task to accomplish. I try to accomplish a socket connection through Tor between server-client (send ...
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How do I get an OpenVPN client in OpwnWrt to connect to an OpenVPN hidden service?

Using Whonix 7 as a model, I'm attempting to use OpenWrt 12.09 VMs as both Tor gateway and workspace. In particular, I want to use these pairs of OpenWrt VMs to establish OpenVPN tunnels through Tor. ...
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Connecting to TorBrowser Socket

I'm trying to connect to tor from my c++ application using this tutorial, but I want to connect to the tor session that is run by Tor Browser. At the moment I cannot get past the Resp1 thing, since I'...
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How to put entire pc behinde Tor

When I use Hotspot shield ( in full protection mode ) , my pc , entirely goes under anonymity and protection . How i can do the same thing in Tor . I want when successfully run tor browser , my entire ...
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Does Tor provide TCP-like reliability?

I need to transfer some data to a Tor hidden service through a custom protocol. If I did it in TCP, a successful send(socket_to_server, data, data_length, 0); would mean that all data had been written ...
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JAP/JonDo uses SocksPort in Tor v0.2.4.23 built from git repo, but not in corresponding binary from Tor Project repo for Ubuntu trusty; why?

I'm exploring the possibility of tunneling JAP/JonDo through Tor, working in Ubuntu 14.04.1 x64 VMs in VirtualBox. The JonDo client has an option to use a SOCKS proxy. JAP/JonDo connects through ...
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I can't use Tor's socks5 proxy on safari

I had tried privoxy to build a listen-address on 0.0.0.0:8118. But whatever I use socks proxy of 127.0.0.1:9150 or http/https proxy on 127.0.0.1/0.0.0.0:8118,Tor will not work on my safari. However,I ...
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Proxy over Tor?

I'm running TBB on windows 8. I have clicked on onion symbol on top left, clicked on "preference", Ticked "Use custom proxy settings" and put my socks5 client info. like this: SOCKS5 127.0.0.1:9956 ...
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Tor plug-in for Chromium?

Is there a plug-in for Chromium to activate and deactivate Tor? I've found plug-ins to manage HTTP proxies, but not SOCKS5.
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Two instances of Tor behave differently

I have a local and a server instance. My task: Run multiple Tor instances. On the local machine, I run Tor by means of command line: tor --RunAsDaemon 1 --CookieAuthentication 0 --...
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Android Orbot on non rooted android device with Drony

I'm supporting android proxy Drony that has ability to also use VPN mode so it can intercept all flow and redirect to proxy that is set in settings. Recently was added also support for local SOCKS ...
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Tails OS: configuring proxychains for Tor > socks5 proxy

I am currently using the Tails OS and am looking to access websites that don't play friendly with Tor by using the configuration Tor > socks5 proxy. According to the Tails support the recommended ...
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Browser configured but still unable to unblock websites

I have downloaded and installed Tor. Now, I wanted to use Tor to visit some of the blocked websites that our government had mistakenly blocked. So, I changed the proxy settings in my Firefox to point ...
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Cannot use ftp with Tor

Whenever I attempt to connect to my FTP server with Tor, it rejects it. The FTP server is using a hidden service, I must use Tor to connect to it. What Tor says: [warn] Rejectiong SOCKS request ...
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Loading Gmail in Tor

When using Gmail in Firefox Google Chat works fine but when Gmail is accessed through Tor, the chat doesn’t load. Moreover, it says "Authentication Problem" and request to log in again in a red line ...
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TBB complains something is wrong if Tor is Listening on 0.0.0.0 (via SocksPort)

If a SocksListenAddress or SocksPort directive is added to torrc-defaults such that Tor listens for Socks Connections on anything other than 127.0.0.1, TBB will complain on launch that: Something ...
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How to connect to a remote socket through Tor in Python?

Using normal sockets I can stream a list of numbers (updated every second) from a server to a client. This works perfectly fine. Now I want to do the same using Tor. Using Socksipy I am able to make ...
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Unix Proxifier? [W7/Ubuntu]

I'm currently running Tor on Windows 7 with Proxifier and there I can set up that certain websites will connect through certain ports that's connected with Tor: That means that each time I go to http:...
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Using Tor Browser with alternate Tor client - works but issues warning

I run a relay on a NAS box in my network. It is setup so that I can use it as a client from other machines in my network: [NOTICE] You configured a non-loopback address for SocksPort. This allows ...
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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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For a given app, is using a SocksPort more secure than using a web proxy such as Polipo?

Consider an app that has options for using either a SOCKS5 proxy or a web proxy. Is it more secure to specify a Tor SocksPort, or to install a web proxy, such as Polipo, and to specify the web proxy ...
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Multiple Tor processes to separate client traffic to improve anonymity?

Say you had multiple online accounts of all kinds and you route them all through a local Tor daemon on your computer using SOCKS[45]. I'm wondering if running multiple separate Tor instances that ...
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I can't reach my own site through Tor

I'm having trouble to reach my home server through Tor: I have the Tor browser bundle and can reach all sites I normally visit. I also am able to reach my site while not proxying my traffic through ...
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Communicating through Tor using Python

Are there any libraries that make it easier to do networking in Python using Tor? I'd like to be able to write IRC bots/clients and possibly use other networks, so none of the HTTP libraries which ...
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Can no longer access to internet with the new Tor browse bundle?

I just updated my Tor browser bundle program to the new one, but the programs that were always supposed to use Tor can no longer connect to the Internet (I kept the same proxy preferences) ... However,...
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Does internet activity of all my browsers remain hidden from ISPs?

After getting connected to Tor, when other internet browsers are configured on socks 127.0.0.1:9150 will their internet activity remain hidden from Internet Service providers and Trackers?
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Traffic in port 9050 in a relay (denial of service attack?)

I've set up a Tor exit relay (0.2.4.17-rc, debian testing) in my VPS, and it's running well (about 20Gbs/day). But a lot of traffic (about 50%) is using port 9050 for incoming connections. It's ...
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How can I test an application for proxy leaks?

If I have an application that supports a SOCKS proxy, and I point it at a running Tor instance, how can I be sure that all traffic the application sends (including DNS requests) are sent through the ...
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How to deal with RuntimeError: maximum recursion depth exceeded while calling a Python object?

This could be a very silly question, but I'm new to this topic and I couldn't figure out the problem after searching for a long time. It seems like I do have a Tor process listening. I tested it by ...