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How can BitTorrent traffic be anonymized with Tor?

Sending Torrent traffic over Tor is a bad idea for three main reasons: It doesn't make you anonymous. Torrent protocol wasn't designed with anonymity in mind and there are a million ways you're going ...
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Is it possible to use BitTorrent over Tor without harming the network?

There is a lot of information to consider when running Bittorrent over Tor. Please take the time to read all of this information (from all of the answers) to make the best possible decision. Why ...
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Routing Bittorrent through a Tor relay...

my thinking is that having all this Tor relay traffic co-mingling with the BitTorrent traffic would make any sort of traffic analysis of my Internet much more complicated. Not in any meaningful way, ...
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OnionShare index? Something like The Pirate Bay (description and preview)

OnionShare isn't like BitTorrent, it's not a filesharing network. It's a bit of software that does two things: It creates an onion service. It starts a web server that shares your chosen files over ...
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How can BitTorrent traffic be anonymized with Tor?

In theory, it doesn't compromise it any more than torrenting already does. What you should be wary of is cross-contamination, fetching a torrent over Tor then loading into your torrent client. The ...
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What would be the better alternative to Bittorrent file-sharing sharing over Tor?

There are a few issues with BitTorrent-like file sharing systems that make it a bad fit for the Tor network. From the top of my head, I can think of this issues: You'll have to use hidden services ...
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Are Tor and BitTorrent somehow related?

There is no association between the two in any form (etymological, architectural, etc). Both Tor and BitTorrent were created around the same time (early 2000s), but for entirely different purposes (...
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Why is torrenting over tor discouraged? Can the practice be benifitial to the tor network?

This is a thing... but it's not called Tor. There are a few network protocols that do this stuff. What you describe is probably closest to the I2P network which has torrenting built into it. You ...
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Why does TOR leak IP through Bittorrent and Flash while VPNs don't?

A BitTorrent client learns its actual IP Address through port mapping protocols. It uses NAT - PMP, PCP and uPnP for external IP Address discovery. To join a torrent, a client sends an announce ...
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OnionShare index? Something like The Pirate Bay (description and preview)

Onionshare is a decentralized file hoster, so it's something in between file hosters (like mega) and bitorrent. It's decentralized, so anyone can install Onionshare, and run it : it will create an ...
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What do you make of the news that researchers had found at least 110 Tor nodes that were spying in on network traffic or were honeypots?

What the researchers were doing was creating "honeypots", the relays weren't "honeypots". The snooping HSDir is something that's long been acknowledged as a weakness in the current rendezvous protocol....
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Using Tox(tox.chat) with Tor

Tox is pretty centralized and it's pretty terrible in a lot of ways, but those points aside peer-to-peer is fine. The problem with bittorrent is that it is high-volume peer-to-peer to a large number ...
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Is it possible to use BitTorrent over Tor without harming the network?

A new circuit may be built for each peer, this depends on your isolation flags, but it probably isn't going to help much to only use a single circuit. There are a few reasons: The bittorrent ...
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Torrent via tor

Using tor should not affect that at all. However, you should consider using a private VPN for that instead of consuming resources on a limited network.
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By pass proxy server for utorrent

Don't bother trying to torrent through Tor. If you get it working right, it will be very slow, and you'll be interfering with other Tor users. Use a VPN service that caters to torrenting. BolehVPN ...
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What does it mean to run bittorrent app over Tor?

If you are using the Tor Browser Bundle, your bittorrent client will not use Tor, unless you have configured it to do so. In this case, I do not believe that running the bittorrent client while using ...
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What does it mean to run bittorrent app over Tor?

'Using Tor' means that network communication from a given software package is going through the Tor network instead of using the network directly. Many software packages, from operating system ...
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