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Re: tor client over HTTP or SSH port forwarding ?

On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, Nick Mathewson wrote:

> There will be an easy solution with Tor 0.0.8, which should be out
> today or tomorrow (assuming we find no more bugs in 0.0.8rx2).

OK.  I signed up to -announce.

> Assuming your firewall allows port 443 (HTTPS) and port 80 (HTTP),

I think it does funky things so that all connections (http,https,ftp)
go to 80.

> you
> can just add "FascistFirewall 1"


to your torrc file, and Tor will only
> use servers that are listening on ports 443 and 80.
> Just one problem, though: Currently, I don't think there are any
> servers configured like that.  With any luck (and, hopefully, a good
> port forwarding FAQ), there should be a few such 'firewall-friendly'
> servers ready in the next couple of weeks.

OK.  Sounds like ssh port forwarding to a less restrictive source may be the answer.