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Re: Introducing Torsocks - Transparent socks for Tor

Very cool.  

How is this different than proxychains?
It seems like they both do the same thing.

- Kyle

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 6:13 AM, Robert Hogan <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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.