How to setup “TOR & Privoxy & Vidalia on Ubuntu 10.04”

What is TOR?

TOR is a , Second-generation onion routing, System, allowing its  users to communicate anonymously on the Internet.

  • How to setup “TOR & Privoxy & Vidalia on Ubuntu 10.04”

1. Add the Lucid repository in Maverick and install TOR, Privoxy and Vidalia:

echo “deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org experimental-lucid main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 886DDD89

Then, along with TOR you may also want to install Vidalia (a GUI for TOR) and Privoxy (non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities):

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vidalia privoxy tor

This is optional – if you want to use TOR as a SOCKS5 proxy, also follow these steps

Edit the Privoxy config file:

sudo gedit /etc/privoxy/config

And paste this at the bottom of the file, then save it:

forward-socks5 / 127.0.0.1:9050 .

Yes, there’s a space and a dot at the end.

3. Restart TOR and Privoxy to complete the process:

sudo /etc/init.d/tor restart

sudo /etc/init.d/privoxy restart



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