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"This is a SOCKS Proxy, Not An HTTP Proxy"

Tor provides a SOCKS proxy by default. Whatever you've configured to use Tor is trying to use it as an HTTP proxy which is a different kind of proxy protocol. Tor (at least as of 0.3.2.x) can ...
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"This is a SOCKS Proxy, Not An HTTP Proxy"

As @cacahuatl said you can use that switch, if you want it to be permanent go to /etc/tor/torrc (This is the path for tor config file in Ubuntu and Debian), open it with your favorite text editor and ...
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can use tor command line in windows

This is a bug related to Windows' cmd.exe, the Tor processes doesn't print output as expected. One way around print out the resulting commands values is to pipe (|) it into the more command e.g. tor....
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The proxy server is refusing connections

So wierd. I faced this problem in my windows. I figured the issue could be similar with my tor browser aswell. The tor browser application is in a new folder in Desktop. Recently I move everything ...
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What's the difference between ControlPort and SocksPort

The control port is used for controlling Tor, usually via other software like Arm. The Socks port is the port running as a SOCKS5 proxy. This is the one you want to use. Please note that Tor is not ...
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How does Tor use application proxy (SOCKS)?

The "Onion Proxy" is a name for a Tor client, it is the entire client process. The SOCKS interface is just a way for a client to utilise the onion proxy. The SOCKS server is provided by the Tor ...
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How to protect Tor proxy with a password?

Here's the Tor manual. You can set: Socks5ProxyUsername username Socks5ProxyPassword password When you start the Tor service. If you are asking how to create a proxy server in general apart from Tor, ...
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Does tor send data over my server?

No. By default, tor acts as a client, and opens a SOCKS5 Proxy on localhost:9050. It will not relay any traffic for the Tor Network unless you specifically set it up in the /etc/tor/torrc file.
SuperSluether's user avatar
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Unix command 'mail', send mail to an .onion address mail

The problem in your case consists of two parts, actually: Sending mail from command line to the MTA - Here you need to spool your message from a command line into the thing that will deliver it from ...
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How can i nginx reverse proxy to .onion site ? which is on TOR network?

You need a polipo proxy - because Tor is not a http proxy, it's a Socks one. You can get it on polipo's official website and don't be upset that it's no longer maintained: this is the case when "the ...
Alexey Vesnin's user avatar
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What is passed to the Onion Proxy in terms of the OSI model?

The SOCKS proxy operates on the application layer. Therefore the answers to your questions are: The SOCKS proxy receives whatever you send to it via the TCP connection that is built up to the SOCKS ...
segfault's user avatar
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Why tor2web is not secure?

You're given a fairly good set of protections in the Tor network: three layers of encrypted misdirection, plus a browser that blocks many tracking features. Using a service like Tor 2 Web or Onion Cab ...
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Proxy Client: unable to connect ("general SOCKS server failure")

To resolve this issue, Open Tor browser => Click on Configure button => select Tor is censored in my country option => Click on Request a new Bridge => enter captcha then click Submit. you will get a ...
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Tor doesn't connect to proxy server

"DisableNetwork is set." is normal for Tor Browser, it disables the network before launching and then it gets unset once the user has chosen their configuration. (This is to avoid it trying to ...
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RealVNC Viewer and Tor

Tor utilises the SOCKS username and password authentication mechanism for isolation, not access control. You can enter any credentials and it will accept them as valid. I'd be wary of adding the ...
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How to set Tor proxy for Windows 10 instead of VPN?

Best way is to set it via Control Panel: right click start -> control panel -> internet options -> connections tab -> LAN settings Check off "Use a proxy server for your LAN..." Optionally, select "...
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Possibility with malicious endnode, SSL Strip?

Tor only protects the traffic up to the exit node. If there is some man in the middle at the exit node or after the exit node then he can intercept and modify the traffic. Since https is end-to-end ...
Steffen Ullrich's user avatar
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What's the difference between the Tor proxy and the Browser Bundle?

Tor Browser is a patched version of Firefox that is maintained and distributed by the Tor Project, it includes a copy of Tor which is launches itself when its started. Tor Browser should be prefered ...
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cURL and wget with Tor

They will know you're (likely) using curl, similarly they might know you're using wget or pythons urllib based on the behaviour and other headers. They might be able to guess at other aspects of the ...
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Tunnel TCP over Tor2Web

tor2web is an HTTP proxy, it takes in requests for "foo.tld" and makes a corresponding request to "foo.onion" over Tor and provides back the response. It's important to note that it makes a ...
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How to allow Tor browser to access local port?

There is no "correct" way. What's happening is that Tor Browser is configured to use Tor for all outbound connections, when you try to visit 127.0.0.1 on your browser, you try to negotiate with Tor ...
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Privoxy VS Polipo

Well, privoxy and polipo are basically even: they both have filtering systems inside them, both are HTTP-to-SOCKS tools. In the last beta of tor you have a HTTPS proxy embedded in tor itself, so I'd ...
Alexey Vesnin's user avatar
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How can Tor bypasses proxies and go to forbidden websites?

However, what thing that always puzzled me a bit is Tor ability to access websites that are blocked by proxies/firewall/else. Simply put, due to the nature of Tor, you connect to the censored website ...
cacahuatl's user avatar
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socks5: parsing failed

Just received an answer at #tor IRC channel. You'd need to enter something to username and password fields in proxy settings. Hope that would help some of you too!
Victor Martinez's user avatar
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How to configure tor/torrc correctly to use tor as HTTP proxy?

To be clear, this will not make all of your applications anonymous, and you will certainly leak information when applications either don't use the proxy, use it incorrectly, or send identifying ...
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Connecting to Tor Directory Authority via Proxy Server (Protocol Question)

Tor processes (client proxies, relays, bridges, etc) do not communicate over HTTP. They use a custom link protocol within a TLS connection. You must use a tor proxy (or generally, a proxy that speaks ...
Steve's user avatar
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How does Tor connect to a server while hiding it's ip?

The general idea is that the client doesn't connect directly to the onion service. Instead, the client creates an anonymous circuit to a relay, the onion service creates its own anonymous circuit to ...
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Using Orbot android app as a proxy server for a windows client

Here is the solution that worked for me. First off apparently Orbot itself offers proxy so there is no need for an extra app like Every Proxy. Solution: I used command tracert to find my android ...
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What's the difference between ControlPort and SocksPort

The SOCKSPort is for talking to other applications. Tor runs as a SOCKS proxy and other applications (like a web browser, another proxy etc.) could connect to it. The manpage writes: SOCKSPort [...
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