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Re: [tor-talk] Tor transparent proxying over OpenVPN
On 06/17/2013 12:50 AM, ef2k@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> If you run a VPN client and Tor client on the same machine, you will
>> connect to the Tor network through the VPN. I should have mentioned that
>> in my initial reply.
> Could you take a look at my iptables rules ? I don't have much knowledge
> of firewalls and I am not good at writing them myself, so I couldn't yet
> get it working correctly.
I'm not an iptables expert, so I'll defer to others.
What I should have said is that running a VPN client and TBB on the same
machine will route Tor through the VPN.
It's the transparent proxy setup that complicates matters.
> With these rules I can establish a connection to the OpenVPN server but I
> can't do anything after that. DNS requests time out, unable to access
> websites or use IM (not just DNS, when connecting directly).
> The problem isn't with the VPN, if I close all of my programs, clear the
> iptables rules and connect to the VPN, the internet is working without
>> I've assumed that VPNs are generally less suspicious than Tor, given
>> their popularity for file sharing. Also, file sharing through the VPN
>> (with throughput throttled appropriately) while using Tor might help
>> hide the Tor traffic.
> How much file sharing traffic do you think would be required? I'm on a
> 1.5Mbps connection with a 10GB monthly limit, so anything serious would
> make the internet unusable (and after a while, blocked for the month).
The more the better, I think. How much of your 10GB per month limit do
you typically use? Devoting about half of your limit to file sharing
But 10GB per month is only about 30Kbps 24/7, which probably wouldn't
help too much, given that Tor typically hits 1-2Mbps. You could only run
the file sharing app while using Tor. And you could also limit Tor
bandwidth, as painful as that might be.
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