Last modified on 13 September 2010, at 02:09

Sidux/Useable applications/Anonymity network

Tor (The Onion Router)Edit

Tor is a virtual computers network makes almost anonymoust internet access.
It can be used with web browsers, instant messengers or IRC networks.
But some internet providers can block access to Tor network.
1. To have the lastes version of Tor add Tor project repositories:
sux
mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
deb http://mirror.noreply.org/pub/tor sid main
2. Next receive public key:
gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 94C09C7F
gpg --export 94C09C7F | apt-key add -
3. And install "tor" and "polipo" packages:
apt-get update
apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb polipo
4. Download "polipo" config file from the project page (Save link as...):
https://svn.torproject.org/svn/torbrowser/trunk/build-scripts/config/polipo.conf
5. Change the file name from "polipo.conf" for "config".
6. Move it out as root to folder :
/etc/polipo/ 
7. Re-start polipo with command as root:
/etc/init.d/polipo restart
8. Install "Tor Button" add-on for Iceweasel web browser from: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2275/
and re-start Iceweasel.
9. Check your IP address for example here: http://www.checkip.org/
10. Then click on the TOR button (or an onion icon) in down right corner and check IP again ;-)


More about Tor project on home page: http://www.torproject.org/index.html.en
And on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_%28anonymity_network%29