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Re: 3 questions about how to setup TOR proxy chain

You can fully control Tor thru Tor Control Port. But it isnt end-user
functionality, you will have to write some controlling program. I used
this feature in my own app and works quite well.


On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 8:49 PM, M<mangoblues@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Could someone please answer these 3 questions (or point me to a place
> where I can find the answers):
> 1. I understand TOR uses 3 hops in its proxy chain. Is it possible to
> make it use less hops (i.ex: 1 or 2) or more hops (4, 5, ...) and how
> can I do this?
> 2. Is it possible to define the nodes to use, so that TOR will only use
> these nodes in the chain and no other (i.ex: select 50 nodes, and TOR
> will randomly chose 3 nodes out of these 50 and not use the 1500 other
> nodes)?
> 3. To add on point 2 above, is it possible to "statically" select 3
> nodes (i.ex 2 middle nodes + 1 exit") and only use these 3? (I know
> about the anonymity problems this may create, I'd only like to know if
> it is possible and how to do it).
> PS: I have already searched, and could only find some answers on how to
> select the exit node (.exit), but not on how to configure the proxy chain.
> Thanks a lot.