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Re: OnionCat -- An IP-Transparent TOR Hidden Service Connector

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 09:16:12AM -0400, 7v5w7go9ub0o wrote:
> Bernhard Fischer wrote:
> >On Tuesday 24 June 2008, 7v5w7go9ub0o wrote:

> >>My hope is to use OnionCat on my laptop to VNC via TOR to my home
> >>computer using nomachine NX. Is that kind of use possible with OC?

> 1. Connecting via TOR would be an extra, minor security option to 
> conceal the fact that my home is running a VNC server - eavesdropping 
> kids at the hotspot may try to make it a hacking "prize".

If you are connecting using NX, the only port you need to access is SSH
- all NX traffic is tunneled over that. Of course, you should never use
the default NX SSH keys over the Internet.

> Using the "phone home" example above, is there any way that my home 
> computer could go out to the general WAN and access non-TOR, non-OC 
> resources? IIUC, the TUN device means that my computers can only connect 
> with each other!? i.e. can I also somehow connect out on eth0 while 
> maintaining an OC/TUN connection?

You should be able to connect to your machine over SSH via Tor, and then
connect out from that machine normally.

Dave Page <grimoire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Jabber: grimoire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx