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