[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]
Re: Switching Tor on and off on Mac OS X Tiger
On 2006.01.26, at 11:00, Jean-Paul Desbruères wrote:
Unfortunately I am using Safari
Depending on what you're asking there are really two ways to control
Tor when you're using Safari.
If you're talking about turning Tor on and off completely, the
easiest way is to go to the "Network" System Preference panel and
uncheck the proxy settings. As someone else suggested, you could also
create separate network locations, one with proxies and one without,
though switching locations would interrupt connections.
Something else you can try is adding hosts you want fast access to to
the proxy exceptions list in the Network panel. Access to these will
be fast, but not anonymous.
For both situations, you can also edit your Privoxy config file (/
Library/Privoxy/config). You can comment out the "forward-socks4a /
localhost:9050 ." line to turn off Tor completely, or you can add
lines below that to keep certain hosts from going through Tor. For
example, I have the following lines in my config:
forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 .
forward 192.168.1.1 .
forward 188.8.131.52 . # Digitally Imported streaming music
forward swcdn.apple.com . # Apple system updates downloads
forward kh.google.com . # Google Earth
forward mail.google.com:443 . # Gmail
forward en.wikipedia.org .