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Re: Do these break Tor's anonymity?

Socks v4 (which if you're using Privoxy/Tor -- you're doing Socks v4a) only supports TCP -- so depending on how exactly the application handles it, it could either drop it (still anonymous) or try and route it normally (not anonymous).

Socks v5 does support ICMP (and UDP), so TOR would just ignore that.


Anothony Georgeo wrote:
Hello Mr. Proulx,

Yes, I ment Ping as it is ICMP taffic (I reviewed my firewall logs) not TCP/IP, sorry.

If a program is being routed through Tor and sends ping signals does this break the anonymity for that program?

Thank you for you fast and informative answer; it was indeed very helpfull.

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