Privoxy configuration for anonymous networks

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  1. SafetyFirst

    SafetyFirst Registered Member

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    Please, can somebody more knowledgable help me to configure Privoxy settings for accessing anonymous networks?

    I use Firefox 3 and FoxyProxy addon. I managed to setup FoxyProxy to reach Tor (with Vidalia/Privoxy), I2P and Freenet. My concern is that now my browser still may be leaking information when I browse I2P and Freenet because the connection doesn't go through Privoxy.

    I searched around and found some confusing information on I2P forums about how to configure Privoxy. I thought it might be a good idea to ask here.

    So, my question is: what exactly to do in Privoxy and FoxyProxy configuration to make sure that Firefox>Privoxy>Tor/I2P/Freenet connection is made in most secure way?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Bensec

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    hello, safty first
    I guess it maybe Firefox>Privoxy>[ Socks Cap ]> Tor/I2P/Freenet
    you may need sockscap to get privoxy proxyed by tor.
    sockscap can hook the object by hooking the calls from winsock protocol .
    not quite sure if it will work. I no longer use tor, due to its low speed.
    just give a look at SocksCap
    hope this could help.
     
  3. testerazzi

    testerazzi Registered Member

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    Privoxy supports natively SOCKS 4 and SOCKS 4A protocols.
     
  4. Bensec

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    yeah, you are right, testerazzi
    just search "tor" in privoxy's "main configuration".
    I found it, thanks.
     
  5. SafetyFirst

    SafetyFirst Registered Member

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    This is the Privoxy configuration someone suggested at I2P forums:


    #this directs ALL requests to the tor proxy
    forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 .

    #this forwards all requests to I2P domains to the local I2P
    #proxy without dns requests
    forward .i2p localhost:4444

    #this forwards all requests to Freenet domains to the local Freenet node
    #proxy without dns requests
    forward ksk@ localhost:8888
    forward ssk@ localhost:8888
    forward chk@ localhost:8888
    forward svk@ localhost:8888


    What other people argue is that such a configuration either bypasses Privoxy (beacause there is no proxy for localhost) or it can't work with freenet.

    Anyone?
     
  6. Bensec

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    hi safefirst
    if you want it done in a easy way.
    just try sockscap, it's easy to use
    configure sockscap's port to tor's and
    lunch privoxy from sockscap. thats all you need to do, no extra configuration needed.
    (if sockscap works)
    good luck
     
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