Does tor or total net shield do this?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by idontknowtech, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. idontknowtech

    idontknowtech Registered Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    Say I have a program like kazaa on my computer, and I download a video. Do either of these anonymizers hide what is being downloaded or do these anonymizers only pertain to internet content like web surfing?

  2. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

    May 2, 2004
    North West, United Kingdom
    With Tor, in theory any application can be configured to use it by being "Socksified" (using the likes of SocksCap or FreeCap to launch it). However with Tor, traffic is routed via 3 nodes meaning that the total traffic load is quadrupled - i.e. someone routing a 100MB download via Tor is placing a 400MB load on the network, and on those volunteering to act as servers.

    As such, it is considered impolite to use Tor for such purposes (and few nodes will have exit policies permitting P2P software for this reason).

    Anonymizer Total Net Shield should be able to accommodate any application also but I have no familiarity with it - you should contact Anonymizer themselves for details if you don't find their instructions enough help.
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