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Re: [tor-talk] question about socks 4, 5
Really surprised haven't gotten replies on the SOCKS 4 / 5 & torrifying
other apps questions. I thought there'd be lots of comments on
something (probably) widely used.
On 9/21/2011 3:31 PM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
was playing w/ latest TBB & seeing how other apps (like email - Tbird,
or other apps) behaved, just to experiment.
1) Question about changes in proxy settings of late(er) TBB (Aurora -
FF 6) use. Notice that ONLY things filled in on network > settings
- Manual Proxy Config is checked,
- under SOCKS host, 127.0.0.1 is used, and PORT 9050 used.
- SOCKS 5 is checked.
Obviously, changes from past Tor. I saw msgs in TBB / Vidalia log
(which unfortunately, I didn't figure out how to save - it's gone once
TBB shuts down), to effect of (pardon my poor memory): "An (or some)
applic. is trying to do.... on SOCKS 5... which ~ may compromise
anonymity... "Consider using SOCKS 4 instead, ... or use Polipo
Question isn't about ONE app, but in general. If trying to torrify
other apps, how do you know (now) WHICH settings to use in connection
settings for that app(s)?
HTTP, SSL, SOCKS 4 / 5? Or some combo of one or more of these
settings & which Proxy or Port for each?
By that, mean by CURRENT ways that Tor / TBB work, not outdated help /
FAQ articles (sorry). Some help files & articles are out of date & no
longer apply for some settings.
Could be wrong, but don't think instructions on
have changed in * long * time.
Have to say, Tbird instructions on above link could be a * LOT *
clearer. I'm a technical person (not a coder) & have a hard time
following it all. Definitely not written for avg users:
I'm sorry, but don't really follow all the article & don't know when
it was updated - no date!!!
Thunderbird has native SOCKS5...
3proxy as a POP3 proxy
First, you need to configure and start 3proxy as a pop3 proxy with
redirection to tor. Create a configuration file (plain text) like this:
# put 3proxy in background mode. For Windows replace with "service"
Haven't gotten around to trying to install both latest TBB AND Tor
bundle or run * at same time, * on diff ports - but need to. Life
doesn't stop because TBB is open.
There could be times when I'd really like to run other apps thru Tor
WHILE running TBB.
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