How to configure torcc in TOR?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by jenny214, Oct 12, 2010.

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  1. jenny214

    jenny214 Registered Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    please give me instructions how to configure a torcc in tor..i have exitnodes that i want to use but im having difficulty on how to build a torcc
  2. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Hi jenny214,

    You need to read the man page for Tor Tor Manual. Look at the file for your platform (Windows, Mac or Linux/Unix) the locations of which are documented for each in the man page.

    Locate ExitNodes node,node,… in the man page for the information you need.

    I would suggest using Kubuntu 10.04.1 LTS with Tork as a graphical user interface (to specify the Exit nodes which are drag and drop - although I do not know if a particular ip4 digit address can be specified unless it is graphically selectable and the same ip address you wish to specify) along with the polipo proxy - however, I do not know if you are a Linux/Unix user.

    Also, look at the Tor Wiki for information Tor Wiki.

    Apparently, you will need to restart Tor after editing the torrc or send it a HUP signal rather than restart it. See the section entitled:
    "I'm supposed to "edit my torrc". What does that mean?"

    -- Tom
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
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