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If you are travelling a lot and you don't want to allow the foreign government to follow your track while surfing the net, use tor to protect yourself. On Fedora it's quick easy to setup tor.
For the installation just use
yum or the package management tool of your choice.
$ sudo yum -y install tor privoxy
One simple edit is needed. Open the /etc/privoxy/config file
$ sudo nano -w /etc/privoxy/config
forward-socks4a / 127.0.0.1:9050 .
Now, we are ready to start the services
$ sudo systemctl start tor.service $ sudo systemctl start privoxy.service
Setup your browser to use 127.0.0.1:9050 as a proxy. To check if tor is working, browse to the following page.
If the page says " Congratulations. Your browser is configured to use Tor." you are protected. If not re-check your settings.
> Setup your browser to use 127.0.0.1:9050 as a proxy.
Shouldn’t you set your browser to use privoxy (127.0.0.1:8118 which then uses tor) as a proxy and not Tor?
If you use port 9050 as a proxy, you use tor directly, not through privoxy. You must use privoxy port, 8118, as a proxy.
And note for fedora 18, you must ‘touch /etc/privoxy/user.filter’ first before starting privoxy because default privoxy config try to loading user.filter that not exist and fail to starting.
Oh, one more thing. At least at fedora 18, you must do ’systemctl enable tor.service’ and ’systemctl enable privoxy.service’ before starting both service.
I think the tor project recommend to use polipo ather than tor, and in order to do that, you should set a selinux boolean.
Also, i would recommend https everywhere, since there was in the past some malicious tor exit nodes, and you cannot be sure someone will not do it again.
How onion routing is better then proxy or VPN service?
I’ve tried in China. It doesn’t work.
When we get the proxy which country will show-up ? and is it really safe is other question ?
It seems that my setup was a bit too fast. Thanks for the input, especially about polipo.