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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...