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Re: tor -- way OT


First things first: AFAIK, just installing privoxy doesn't make it use
Tor, it just acts as a regular proxy. Visit [1] to see if you're using
Tor or not. In order to enable chaining through Tor you'll have to have
a line like
  forward-socks5	/	<ip>:<port>
An example line, as well as a documentation for it, is in
/etc/privoxy/config, starting at or around line 1238. Also there, you'll
find examples on how to exempt your local network(s), as Tor will never
be able to reach them.

Or, you could install the torbrowser-launcher[2] package, which contains
everything preconfigured for browsing.


[1] https://check.torproject.org/
[2] https://packages.debian.org/jessie/torbrowser-launcher

Am 17.03.2017 um 19:28 schrieb Glenn English:
> I'm trying to use the Tor Browser. They don't seem to have any support
> (beyond an FAQ) on their site, so I'm asking here.
> Jessie and XFCE on a Supermicro workstation connected through a T1.
> I installed Tor a few days ago and it was working fine -- Gmail said
> it was having authentication problems and that I was using Firefox on
> Winders in Paris. Just what I'd hoped for.
> Then I installed privoxy and set the regular browser (Firefox) to use
> it. Tor started saying it couldn't find the proxy it'd been configured
> to use. Tor hadn't been configured to do any such thing, but I looked
> at the config to make sure.
> Firefox is the same -- no proxy. It used to use privoxy, but I turned it off
> I removed Tor (Aptitude purge) and reinstalled (with Aptitude), and it
> connected to DuckDuckGo, Amazon, and Newegg (maybe others, I haven't
> tried). But it couldn't find the proxy when I pointed at local sites
> and the virtuals on my server (again, maybe others).
> So I removed privoxy, and now Tor can't even connect to its own network.
> Anybody seen this, have an idea, know a fix?? Is there some kind of
> (defective) interaction between the Tor and Firefox configs?
> --
> Glenn English

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