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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is it possible to run Tor with Proxychains using socks4a?

I'm trying to configure proxychains to make a port-scan with Nmap, but the file config tells only about SOCKS4 and SOCKS5.
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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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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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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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Hide Tor behind proxy?

I would like to set something like this Tor->proxy->webpage I know I can use proxychains. In Tails proxychains Tor Browser Bundle without setup proxy settings In Whonix I can use it with Icewasel. In ...
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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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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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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 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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Torsocks hangs when I try and download a file

I'm using Tor v0.2.8.9 on Mac Sierra. I start Tor like so tor --CookieAuthentication 0 --HashedControlPassword "" --ControlPort 9050 --SocksPort 50003 HOwever when I try and get a file using ...
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Why are Tor Browser's tor and standalone tor isolated?

I have Tor Browser Bundle 6.0.7 installed on linux and I also installed stand-alone tor through yum. I run standalone tor in a shell while TBB is running but any shell traffic (e.g. wget) redirected ...
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Send request to the custom host/site through the Tor network programmatically, without Tor Browser installing (C++ Qt, using Winsock2)

Show me please any minimum-worked example of C++ Qt (or pure C++) code, which sends request via sockets to IP 123.45.67.89 on port 12345 through the Tor network - without Tor Browser installing, of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to Whonix > socks5?

I've just installed whonix in my ubuntu. My vpn is working great on host machine and my aim is to make this setup: me > vpn > whonix/tor > sock5 I do know how to make this happen. Ive installed ...
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Using the new browser bundle with IRC [closed]

I am a Windows user. And in the past I used a solution to connect to IRC which involved: IRC Client ---> FreeCap ---> Tor Now I understand XChat supports SOCK5 proxy connection, which is what I ...
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port-reachability issues; socket proxies [closed]

I tried hooking Tor up to a socket proxy. But it won't let me use it. It says "Tor is unable to work in this browser." What do I do about this? It originally worked. Any thoughts? Is this a problem ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How cna I make a request through the Tor daemon originate from a US IP?

I”m using Tor 0.2.8.9 on Mac Sierra. I’m having trouble reaching a site using my Tor daemon, which I start like so tor --CookieAuthentication 0 --HashedControlPassword "" --ControlPort 9050 --...
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Is there any vulnerabilities when using socks with tails?

In the tor manual under socks port it states “The SOCKS protocol is unencrypted and (as we use it) unauthenticated” Does the socks protocol used in the loop back interface only or does the Socks ...
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Sharing Tor socksport via wired ethernet connection?

Using Ubuntu 16.04 on both machines. I've been able to share my VPN IP between devices with an ethernet cable. The host running VPN and Tor: IPv4 Settings: "Shared to other computers" IP Address: ...
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Python: Using ssl socket connection over Tor network

I want to create a socket, then wrap it into ssl.create_default_context, and then send the message via the Tor Network. Using the wrapper works fine, but sending it by proxy does not. I am not trying ...
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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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How to detect if Tor is out of date (can't handle v3)?

I recently adopted v3 onions, which brought up the issue of having to detect if the Tor daemon that the user uses can or cannot handle v3 onions. (As context: my users encountered this issue mainly on ...
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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....