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Questions tagged [socks]

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 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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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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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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Using curl over a normal tor installation, not tor-browser-bundle, on debian wheezy

I installed a tor relay on debian wheezy and it runs fine. Now I want to use curl and I used: curl --socks5 127.0.0.1:9150 http://www.torproject.org But it couldn't connect to the host. If I start ...
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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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Socket creation failed — TBB unable to start Tor

I tried to start Tor in a computer pool and it failed. The PCs were running Windows 7. I downloaded the latest Tor Browser Bundle and executed the start script. Almost immediately a warning appeared ...
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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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“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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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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What does “[Warning] Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address [scrubbed].” means?

What does "[Warning] Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address [scrubbed]." means? Vidalia occasionally gives this warning.
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How to deal with “SOCKS5 TTL expired” error?

I use privoxy in combination with Tor. Sometimes when I visit a website I get the following error: 127.0.0.1: SOCKS5 TTL expired How can I stop this from happening? In most cases it gets fixed by ...
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socks server with “dynamic traffic routing” trought Tor / I2P depending on the extension .i2p .onion

To browse the web, I connect to ssh and make a tunnel to an http proxy (privoxy) who is configured to "route" the traffic depending on the extension, here is an extract of the privoxy config file : ...
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Proxy Client: unable to connect (“general SOCKS server failure”)

Can someone help me with the following error?? Below is my log and I'm not an expert, so please explain in simple terms! 9/14/2015 18:30:52 PM.100 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or ...
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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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Can a Tor hidden service make outbound connections?

I am working on a decentralized card game and using Tor to easily avoid firewalls etc. In the application each user runs a hidden service via Tor and accepts incoming TCP connections. Now I want to ...
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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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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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How can I figure out how to use TOR in my Java application

I am trying to integrate TOR into my java application. I have tried Silvertunnel and Orchid, and cant get them to work. I think without doing some learning, im not going to figure this out. On ...
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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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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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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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OpenVPN + obfsproxy + obfs3 on Windows?

I'm in a country where obfsproxy using obfs2 is blocked, however obfs3 is still undetected. I use obfsproxy to route my OpenVPN tunnel through it in socks mode. However although I've managed to setup ...
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What's the difference between ControlPort and SocksPort

I would liek to run Tor on my Mac (El Capitan), such that another program (a Ruby script) can make HTTP requests through my running Tor process. I installed via "sudo port install tor" and then ...
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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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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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Tor Browser with custom proxy instead of Tor

I appreciate the Tor Browser's privacy features, but I don't want to run my data through the tor network. Instead I have a socks5 proxy I'd like to use. I've tried disabling the TorLauncher addon, ...
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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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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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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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How to change Tor exit node when using multiple SocksPorts?

I'm using Tor with multiple SocksPorts. Does anyone know how I can programmatically change the exit for each SocksPort separately? The code below changes the exit nodes for all the SocksPorts -- I ...
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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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How to set Tor proxy for Windows 10 instead of VPN?

When I open windows 10 settings and then "Network & Internet" I see: Settings -> Network & Internet 1. Data usage ...
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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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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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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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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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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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proxychain not finding proxychains.conf Tails 2.3

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 proxychains tor-...
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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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Using socat through Tor socks proxy gives no response

I am trying to get an HTTP request through a private Tor network that I have setup using tunneling with socat. In a private Tor network (10.0.0.216/29) I have relays setup on my servers 218 and 221 ...
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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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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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Tor Configuration - Socks5Proxy / Socks4Proxy

I'm looking at the Tor manual, in particular the Socks5Proxy option: Socks5Proxy host[:port] Tor will make all OR connections through the SOCKS 5 proxy at host:port (or host:1080 if port is ...
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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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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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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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Tor Dns , Multi Instances [closed]

when using tor expert bundle as a socks proxy dns traffic still appears unencrypted . what are the solutions tor provides for dns ? how can i run multiple instances of tor.exe each with a different ...
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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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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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How do I setup Tor on Debian for secure use as a SOCKS5 proxy?

This is a fairly common question. I've found good guidance from the Tor Project, this and other StackExchange communities, and so on. But I haven't found a coherent set of instructions, covering both ...