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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Configure “host -> ssh(encrypted socks5 proxy) -> Tor -> destination” on Whonix

The goal is to create an encrypted connection all the way between host and tor exit node, while hiding the use of tor from the host isp and masking host network activity as ssh encrypted traffic when ...