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Re: [tor-talk] [tor-dev] Need to know if this is a bug
> Is this a deliberate design consideration or a bug â
From the Tor manual page:
" TransPort requires OS support for transparent proxies, such as BSDs' pf
or Linux's IPTables."
It's disabled because there's no Windows transparent proxy implementation
in Tor. That's likely because Windows has no OS support for transparent
Are there any thoughts of including this feature using something like
WinPCAP or SharpPCAP which allow packet capture and modification ( eg
source address modification etc ) ?
Thanking you ,
Yours sincerely ,
On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 4:30 AM, Tim Wilson-Brown - teor <teor2345@xxxxxxxxx
> > On 30 Jan 2016, at 05:35, Siddhartha De <siddhartha.de87@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Dear all ,
> > I just found out that the tor.exe included in the Tor Browser ( ver 5.5
> ) for Windows bundle ( Tor ver 0.2.7.6 ) does not support TransPort and
> TransListenAddress ... The error message given was :-
> > Jan 29 23:16:24.129 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: TransPort
> and TransListenAddress are disabled in this build.
> > Jan 29 23:16:24.129 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
> > Is this a deliberate design consideration or a bug â
> From the Tor manual page:
> " TransPort requires OS support for transparent proxies, such as BSDs' pf
> or Linux's IPTables."
> It's disabled because there's no Windows transparent proxy implementation
> in Tor. That's likely because Windows has no OS support for transparent
> > If we keep the tor.exe of both the browser bundle and expert bundles
> synced I think it would be easier for users who would like to use Tor both
> as a browser as well as a Transparent Proxy .
> You might be looking for VirtualAddrNetworkIPv4 or VirtualAddrNetworkIPv6,
> which is a non-transparent proxy, as it requires the network's IP addresses
> to be reconfigured.
> Alternately, some combination of DNSPort and SOCKSPort is another
> non-transparent proxy option for applications with SOCKS proxy support.
> Oh, and please don't cross-post to multiple lists. Answering on tor-dev
> and tor-talk so people know the question has been answered.
> Tim Wilson-Brown (teor)
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