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Re: [tor-talk] Recommended method for routing all traffic through Tor on a GNU/Linux distro

> Hi! I've got tor exit relay running on a dedicated host! About to upgrade
> it in a week too! High five to everyone making this project a reality.

Thanks for hosting an exit relay.

> I'm
> wanting all my apps on my desktop to use tor, what is the recommended
> method?
> polipo or privoxy + tor? Do i really need nph-proxy?

I don't see for what you need polipo or privoxy. They are not supplied by Tor by default anymore and if you are now the only one using them, they can harm your anonymity.

nph-proxy? Reference? Cgi proxy? You don't need that.

> Is this if you are
> just running polipo or privoxy without nph-proxy?:
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TransparentProxy

Do you know TorBOX already? It's an example setup using the TransparentProxy. You don't have to use it, but it contains a lot information you should know, if you want to go that way.

In any case,
you shouldn't connect to TransparentProxy / TorBOX over insecure networks (=internet). Because the connection between you and the gateway wouldn't be encrypted. (Unless you add OpenVPN to the connection setup, and there are no instructions how to do that yet.)

You are better off, if you do not install the proxy on a remote server. Better use a local transparent proxy. If your client is connected to the proxy by (virtual) wire, it can not jump onto other networks.

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