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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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Is it possible to setup a private TOR relay

I would think a bridge could be considered a private relay. You can even setup the bridge so it is not broadcast to the bridge authority. In that setup you would be the only person able to give out ...
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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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"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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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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How to set Tor proxy for Windows 10 instead of VPN?

Tor not just a not http proxy - it's a transparent proxy with host-mapping features and DNS + SOCKS backend. If you want it as a VPN, especially on Windows 10, you MUST use a separate box as a router, ...
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Connect directly with Tor Browser (as in, bypass Tor)?

You have to disable Torbutton. At the top of the connection settings dialog, it indicates this: "Disable Torbutton to change these settings." In about:addons you can disable Torbutton and ...
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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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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Add an exit proxy to Tor

This is not currently supported by Tor or the Tor Browser. You will most likely have to come up with a solution yourself. A workaround might be pointing Tor Browser at your proxychained Tor.
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HTTP proxy over Tor

Polipo is the best choice! Here is an official website and a GitHub repository
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Anonymizing Tor Proxy as virtual machine

You can do this with Whonix for example, which is a ready-to-run virtual machine that acts as a tor proxy. All the details on how to do this is here: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/...
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General SOCKS server failure while using tor proxy

While Tor has a builtin SOCKS proxy, it doesn't have common features of a SOCKS proxy like creating rules based on the target host or overriding how to resolve a host. No you can't turn off Tor from ...
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I need help choosing my type of internet connection

First try "connect directly to Tor network". Normally it works. If it doesn't work then check whether you are using any proxy to connect to internet or not. Bridges are required when your ISP stops ...
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How to set Tor proxy for Windows 10 instead of VPN?

Tor is not a http proxy but it is a SOCKS proxy, so please put your options (127.0.0.1:9150) in the socks field. :)
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Connect to Orbot Socks5 proxy from computer on same network

Go to Orbot->settings. Scroll down until you find "debug".There is option called "Torrc Custom config". Click on it,enter ip and port using this command: SOCKSPort <localIP>:9050
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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