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Re: Introducing Torsocks - Transparent socks for Tor


nice work! I tried and works perfectly.

Just one typo. in src/usewithtor.in - there is missing # on line four. It works, but print warning in runtime.

If is anybody interested, on http://www.slush.cz/torsocks_1.0-beta-1_i386.deb is DEB package (made by checkinstall tool) for Debian (tested on unstable) and Ubuntu (tested on 8.10).


2008/10/26 Robert Hogan <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Linux users may be familiar with the various patches for tsocks that make it
safe for use with Tor.


Torsocks takes all of the patches to tsocks listed at the link above:


applies some other enhancements:


and incorporates them into a new project:


Torsocks allows you to use most socks-friendly applications in a safe way with
Tor. Once you have installed torsocks, just launch it like so:

 usewithtor [application]

So, for example you can use ssh to a some.ssh.com by doing:

 usewithtor ssh username@xxxxxxxxxxxx

or launch pidgin by doing:

 usewithtor pidgin

You can download the current build at:


Torsocks is released under the GNU GPL licence v2. As far as I can make out
this is compatible with the original tsocks and all subsequent patches.