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Download Tor Browser. Protect yourself against tracking, surveillance, and censorship. Download for Windows Signature. Download for macOS Signature. Download for Linux Signature. Download for Android. Read the latest release announcements. You can also use this setup in other applications like messaging e. Jabber , IRC. A problem with this method though is that applications doing DNS resolves by themselves may leak information. Consider using Socks4A e. In order to use an instant messaging client with tor, we do not need an HTTP proxy like privoxy.
You can set up Pidgin to use Tor globally, or per account. The proxy settings are as follows:. Note that some time in the Port has changed from to if you use the Tor Browser Bundle. Try the other value if you receive a "Connection refused" message. This article or section is out of date. Libera Chat recommends connecting to. Start irssi:. Set your identification to nickserv, which will be read when connecting.
For more information check Accessing Libera. Pacman download operations repository databases, packages, and public keys can be done using the Tor network. Note on GPG: On stock Arch, pacman only trust keys which are either signed by you that can be done with pacman-key --lsign-key or signed by 3 of 5 Arch master keys. If a malicious exit node replaces packages with ones signed by its key, pacman will not let the user install the package.
One can run ensure a java application proxies its connections through Tor by appending the following command line options:. The Tor network is reliant on people contributing bandwidth and setting up services. There are several ways to contribute to the network. A Tor bridge is a Tor relay that is not listed in the public Tor directory, thus making it possible for people to connect to the Tor network when governments or ISPs block all public Tor relays.
To run a Tor bridge, make your torrc configuration file be just these four lines also see Tor Project running a bridge :. This means that your machine will act as an entry node or forwarding relay and, unlike a bridge, it will be listed in the public Tor directory. Your IP address will be publicly visible in the Tor directory but the relay will only forward to other relays or Tor exit nodes, not directly to the internet.
Any requests from a Tor user to the regular internet obviously need to exit the network somewhere, and exit nodes provide this vital service. To the accessed host, the request will appear as having originated from your machine. This means that running an exit node is generally considered more legally onerous than running other forms of Tor relays. Before becoming an exit relay, you may want to read Tor Project - tips for running an exit node.
Using the torrc , you can configure which services you wish to allow through your exit node. By default, Tor will block certain ports. You can use the torrc to override this, for example accepting NNTP:. To bind Tor to privileged ports the service must be started as root. To listen on Port 80 and the service need to be started as root as described in Start tor. This configuration is based on the Tor Manual. Tor opens a socks proxy on port by default -- even if you do not configure one.
Log notice stdout changes logging to stdout, which is also the Tor default. ExitPolicy reject XXX. DisableAllSwap 1 "will attempt to lock all current and future memory pages, so that memory cannot be paged out". If you want to watch Tor connections in nyx DisableDebuggerAttachment 0 must also be specified. If you want to run nyx as a different user than tor , read section Set a Tor Control cookie file.
Setup and learn to use iptables. Instead of being a Simple stateful firewall where connection tracking would have to track thousands of connections on a tor exit relay this firewall configuration is stateless. See Haveged to decide if your system generates enough entropy to handle a lot of OpenSSL connections, see haveged - A simple entropy daemon and how-to-setup-additional-entropy-for-cloud-servers-using-haveged for documentation.
This configuration stub shows how to cache queries to your normal DNS recursor locally and increase pdnsd cache size to MB. First check that tor. If there are no errors, one can run nyx to ensure your relay is making connections. Do not be concerned if your new relay is slow at first; this is normal. After approximately 3 hours, your relay should be published and searchable on Relay Search. The Tor 0. To enable it add the following lines to the Tor configuration file and restart the daemon:.
This will allow Tor to accept DNS requests listening on port in this example like a regular DNS server, and resolve the domain via the Tor network. For more information see this Debian-based introduction. DNS queries can also be performed through a command line interface by using tor-resolve For example:. It is possible to configure your system, if so desired, to use TorDNS for all queries your system makes, regardless of whether or not you eventually use Tor to connect to your final destination.
To do this, configure your system to use The following instructions will show how to set up dnsmasq for this purpose. Note, if you are using NetworkManager you will need to add your configuration file to to the location outlined in NetworkManager dnsmasq. Change the tor setting to listen for the DNS request in port and install dnsmasq. These configurations set dnsmasq to listen only for requests from the local computer, and to use TorDNS at its sole upstream provider. Finally if you use dhcpcd you would need to change its settings to that it does not alter the resolv configuration file.
Just add this line in the configuration file:. If you already have an nohook line, just add resolv. From the man page:. Using iptables to transparently torify a system affords comparatively strong leak protection, but it is not a substitute for virtualized torification applications such as Whonix, or TorVM .
Transparent torification also will not protect against fingerprinting attacks on its own, so it is recommended to use an amnesic solution like Tails instead. In other words, transparent torification with iptables protects against accidental connections and DNS leaks by misconfigured software, it is not sufficient to protect against malware or software with serious security vulnerabilities.
When a transparent proxy is used, it is possible to start a Tor session from the client as well as from the transparent proxy, creating a "Tor over Tor" scenario. Doing so produces undefined and potentially unsafe behavior. In theory, the user could get six hops instead of three in the Tor network. However, it is not guaranteed that the three additional hops received are different; the user could end up with the same hops, possibly in reverse or mixed order.
The Tor Project opinion is that this is unsafe  . See iptables 8. See systemd. If you use the systemd service, it is also possible to use systemd to give the tor process the appropriate permissions. This has the benefit that permissions do not need to be reapplied after every tor upgrade:.
Refer to superuser. If the tor daemon failed to start, then run the following command as root or use sudo. This can be determined by using the following find command:. Any files or directories listed in the output from this command needs to have its ownership changed. This can be done individually for each file like so:.