Sockscap, Proxomitron, Privoxy, Tor revisited

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by berenpx, Feb 25, 2005.

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  1. berenpx

    berenpx Registered Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Anyone using Tor with Proxomitron SOCKSified by Sockscap? That setup works fine for me, but as mentioned elsewhere there's a concern with your DNS requests not going through the Tor network.

    Also Proxomitron SOCKSified by Freecap works, but at least for me Freecap will leak excessively (version 3.17).

    Now adding Privoxy to the proxy chain will apparently take care of the DNS concerns, but I didn't want to replace my beloved Proxomitron and running them both seemed like overkill for me. Then I found out that you can toggle the web filtering stuff in Privoxy. Setting "toggle 0" in config.txt will disable all ad blocking, filtering etc.

    So my current configuration is browser-->proxomitron-->privoxy-->tor

    Browser: proxy http:8080; proxy https:8080

    Proxomitron: Remote proxy: (SSLeay/OpenSSL enabled)

    Privoxy: forward-socks4a / . added to config.txt

    Seems to work just fine, with Proxomitron doing all web filtering, and Privoxy hopefully providing secure DNS lookups.

    Now if only logging in Tor worked, but there don't seem to be any way to save logs to disk. Since I've configured Tor to run as a service (using instsrv.exe and srvany.exe from the Windows Server Resource Toolkit), I'm a bit blinded.

  2. spice1

    spice1 Registered Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    im looking to download proxomitron but how do i configure FF while running through findnot? for findnot i'm running port 1088 through the socks host. proxo says to run "localhost" through the http proxy, port 8080. i only use FF while using findnot. will i have any problems using proxo for FF and IE (i use IE for basic web use)?

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