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Re: [tor-talk] Tor as a network filter

On 02/08/2015 01:29, spencerone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Awesome, the Transport Layer, right? But couldn't things on the Application Layer be filtered through Tor before they make it to the Network Layer? Isn't that what's happening with things like Orbot? Aren't applications proxied using SOCKS or HTTP, essentially having Tor filter things before being passed over a network?

No, tor doesn't filter anything. Tor is rather like router. It routes your traffic through the network of its own, and helps make you anonymous in your activities on the net.

However, there is the Whonix gateway (https://www.whonix.org/) that you
can run as a virtual machine, and you can connect any other OS running
in another VM to it.

Is there any risk to this [Whonix on a VM] like with Tails, or is Whonix built to function this way?

Whonix gateway is built to pipe network traffic from OS in VM into the tor network. So the whole OS is on tor this way. I thought that's what you was asking.

Awesome, thanks for being so cool : )

You welcome! -)

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