Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Invin2, Dec 21, 2008.
Hey wondering if anyone can help me configuer mirc to run off of tor?
Are you sure you want to do that? TOR is slow, and by that I mean very slow. Unless you are willing to accept massive lag in channels of course
i think running tor on irc is ok, it's not slow there, but a lot of channels don't let you use it because people abuse it, at least the very few times i've done that the IP has been banned.
Good point, I forgot that one.
Many banned losers try to use Tor as one way circumvent their bans. As such, many exit nodes could be in fact blocked in some places.
i just want to point out when i used tor on irc i wasn't being a 'banned loser', just being paranoid lol
anyway, i looked up the settings and i think this is it -
File -> Options -> Connect -> Firewall
Older versions: Mark the "Use SOCKS Firewall" box. Newer versions (mIRC 6.0 and up): Select "Both" from the "Firewall support" pulldown.
You can use IrcInsomnia
And get your IRC proxy lists from here
Its very easy to use and configure!
Here goes an alternative:
You can access IRC through web interface with your web browser in Mibbit, if your web browser is using tor then that is the IP that IRC will show and you will be anonymized.
Just be careful to reject all DCC requests as direct connections reveal your real IP.
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