Questions tagged [transparent-proxy]

A transparent proxy intercepts normal communication at the network layer without requiring any special client configuration. Clients need not be aware of the existence of the proxy.

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Wireless Transparent Proxy Troubleshooting

I'm someone who has very little technical experience but became interested in the idea of a transparent Tor proxy. I'm well aware that this isn't a secure implementation but I thought I could learn a ...
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Can't resolve .onion addresses using built in DNS resolver

I am setting up an isolating proxy. Machine 1 is connected to the Internet, runs tor and has SOCKSPort and DNSPort configured to listen on a network interface that is a direct connection to Machine 2. ...
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Why doing transparent proxy is a bad idea?

I wonder why Tor Browser, Tails or Whonix are the most preferred ways of browsing Tor. What's wrong with manually doing a transparent proxy and routing all traffic over Tor through iptables? Why do it ...
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How tor's transparent proxy works?

Example: I want to connect from my PC (192.168.1.3) to 8.8.8.8:80 by tor's transparent proxy, which is running on 192.168.1.2:9040. So I send ip packet from my PC (src: 192.168.1.3 dst: 8.8.8.8 dst-...
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If multiple users connect through the same Tor router can data be correlated?

Let's say I setup a transparent/isolating Tor proxy (dedicated machine/router), through which all traffic is forced before going out to the Internet. There are a five machines "behind" that Tor proxy,...
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tor browser bundle + sshuttle safe together?

I started using sshuttle as "poor man's VPN over SSH" to forward all the outgoing tcp traffic / dns query to a private server. sshuttle allows you to create a VPN connection from your machine to ...
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How can I verify that TransPort is working correctly?

I have a Tor router set up as docker image, but there's an issue (as described in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/48602056/what-are-the-correct-iptables-rules-to-use-a-tor-proxy-as-network-gateway)...
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Iptables - Transparent Proxy with only one interface

I'm new to TOR and I'm trying to anonymize Internet connections from an automated malware analysis lab. All my machines are in the same subnetwork, and I just specify my TOR machine as a gateway for ...
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Problems disabling socks5 proxy | tor [closed]

I was trying to create a PHP application that utilizes a local socks5 proxy to anonymize my IP address on each curl request. I couldn't successfully get the application to use a socks5 proxy. But in ...
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Torsocks vs Proxychains?

I often alternate between torsocks/proxychains when using wget, youtube-dl, gpg2, ssh, pacman and more [non-multithreading] applications. If torsocks breaks or seems abnormally slow, I'll likely try ...
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Why does TransparentProxy working with `nameserver 127.0.0.1` but doesn't working with iptables redirects?

This my second question is a continuation of my first one. Setup is default Kali 2 and configured anonymous user from TransparentProxy manual on it. While I'm using nameserver 127.0.0.1 in /etc/...
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resolving onion domains partially fails

Init: For user anonymous configured transpared proxy. Wireshark sniffing lo... Trying to use console network-tools torified. anonymous@kali:/tmp$ time strace -s6000 -t -f dig facebookcorewwwi....
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How to map public static IP addresses to Hidden Services?

we want to configure a TOR router to route public static IP addresses to hidden services. Currently we have the following setup working: VirtualAddrNetworkIPv4 10.192.0.0/10 VirtualAddrNetworkIPv6 [...
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Use IPTables to force traffic through Tor?

Just wondering, I am using Debian, I am wondering if I can make IPTables or a easier to use firewall drop all traffic but the traffic I allow (including DNS) goes through Tor. Can this be done? I don'...
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Error configuring tor as transparent proxy with IPv6

I'm trying to setup a Tor transparent proxy VM to work over IPv6. The Tor manual states that for the VirtualAddrNetworkIPv6 setting: When providing proxy server service to a network of computers ...
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Trying to setup a transparent proxy, getting getsockopt() errors

I've been trying to setup a transparent Linux-based tor proxy on CHIP, following these instructions. I've created a /etc/tor/torrc file like this: Log notice file /var/log/tor/notices.log ...
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Hidden service not accessible after configuring transparent proxy

I am configuring a transparent proxy on my server using the instructions given here https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TransparentProxy Everything is fine, I make required changes to ...
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Transparent proxy improvement using haproxy load balancer?

I want to know if isn't a good idea to use many instances of Tor and load balancing them through haproxy. I've tested here.. I ran 20 Tor instances (20 socks5 ports) and load balanced them through ...
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Why Tor node maintains TLS keys with every other Tor node?

I read that Tor proxy maintains key with each Tor node for encryption. Then, why does a Tor node maintains TLS keys with other Tor nodes?
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How Tor client determinates the destination port when transparent proxy is configured?

In normal environment, when some program use SOCKS as communication protocol with the client, the destination port and IP are stored in the SOCKS header, and then the Tor client include them in the ...
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Make home router a Transparent or Isolating Tor Proxy?

Instead of setting up a transparent Tor proxy on a few separate machines behind one router in a home network, how can I configure the home router to act as a transparent proxy? (Or should this be an ...
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How does Tor transparent proxying work?

I would like to configure my wireless router as an "anonymizing middlebox" for guests. I have read the directions here. The tutorial, as I understand: Creates a wireless network and assigns it to a ...
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How to share my Tor connection with my internal network (Tor 3.5)?

I'm using the windows installation of the Tor browser bundle. I would like to share that connection with another interface on that computer so that the entire connection with that network is piped ...
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Orbot settings for Wifi with proxy!

I need to use a proxy in order to use Wifi at the office. For 'Tor browser bundle' (on my laptop) I know where to write the Wifi proxy settings, but where do I enter them when using orbot? (on ...
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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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Firefox doesn't resolve onion addresses

I'm looking for this option in about:config for firefox, to access to onion domains. I've configured anonymous user on my Ubuntu: iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT ! -o lo -p tcp -m owner --uid-owner ...
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Android can't connect after Orbot crash

Am I screwed? Installed Orbot, enabled transparent proxying, tried to connect, connection failed, Orbot crashed. Now, I can't connect at all. Tried resetting Orbot, re-booting, re-configuring. Just ...
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Route c++ through Tor using socks

I'm working on a windows application that will make post get requests and interact with a hidden service. It will require Tor.exe running on the system listening, and thats fine. I get that Tor ...
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Is it possible to run Tor before windows login?

I have set a computer at my home as Tor proxy server that pass the traffic of my internet users through the Tor network. Whenever my server restart I have to manually login my server to let Tor expert ...
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How can I pass all wifi traffic through Tor?

Background: Where I work there is a transparent proxy which restricts us to connect only to ftp, http and https websites. I am using Tor and to connect to any other destination port I use proxychains ...
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Orbot, SSL Error 3 - Why?

I'm in a private network, where everything runs on a proxy, that uses a HTTP, the phone/tablet isn't rooted. On Orbot, I have put in the address, I have put in the ports and all the bridges too. ...
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Anonymous Tor middlebox

I am new here and have a question about using Tor as an anonymous middlebox. I have a Windows machine and I want to anonymise my internet useage from time to time. The Tor browser is a fantastic ...
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How should I configure my Isolating Proxy firewall for optimum security?

I'm setting up a Tor-based isolating proxy using the 'Anonymizing Middlebox' iptables rules specified here: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TransparentProxy i.e. iptables -t nat -...
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Setting up Tor middlebox through ubuntu and debian on VM

I've been trying to follow this tutorial: the goal is to have all connections made from my debian virtual machine, pass through Tor installed on my ubuntu host machine. The host machine is a freshly ...
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For filtering connections to Tor with ipset, do I need to set the protocol to tcp?

I wrote a little tool to generate an ipset of all Tor nodes in order to filter connections (eg. relay all non Tor traffic through Tor). In the ipset restore file, do I need to specify a protocol or ...
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What kind of protection will be: PfSense as Tor Proxy

I will setup gateway machine with 2 NIC: eth0 for WAN and eth1 for LAN. On gateway machine I'll install PfSense and setup Tor Proxy like for example here How to Set Up a Tor Proxy Server on pfSense. ...
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Can I change settings in order to restrict Tor from accesing already used IP's of proxyes? [closed]

It is possible to change settings so Tor will not be able to connect on the IP's and Proxyes I was already connected?
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Websites using RTMP don't allow proxy [closed]

Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is a flash based protocol used for streaming, chatting etc. I need to use RTMP based website at my university for some reason but the connection fails as my network ...
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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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Why shouldn't one run Firefox/Chrome/any browser behind a fully torified system?

One can fully torify a system using Qubes OS TorVM, Whonix or a custom transparent proxy. Everything gets torified, even Adobe Flash. Why should one use Tor Browser even though everything is already ...
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How to implement transparent proxy on OS X?

I run Tor on my MacBook Air, which has two interfaces: USB Ethernet Adapter and Wifi. I want to use my MacBook as transparent proxy so that it can share the Tor connection through Wifi for cell phones....