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17-Jul-2005, 11:15 PM #1
Tor - How do i config with Firefox?
I did everything except set up the proxy thing with firefox. This help site shows what to do, but only for IE.

http://tor.eff.org/cvs/tor/doc/tor-doc-win32.html (towards the bottom)
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17-Jul-2005, 11:23 PM #2
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I did everything except set up the proxy thing with firefox. This help site shows what to do, but only for IE.

http://tor.eff.org/cvs/tor/doc/tor-doc-win32.html (towards the bottom)
I guess we are a visually driven society.

Right on the link your provided.
Step Three: Configure your applications to use Tor
Then change your browser to HTTP proxy at localhost port 8118. (That's where Privoxy listens.) In Firefox it's Tools|Options|General|Connection Settings. In Mozilla, this is in Edit|Preferences|Advanced|Proxies. In Opera 7.5x it's Tools|Preferences|Network|Proxy servers. In IE, it's Tools|Internet Options|Connections|LAN Settings|Advanced. You should also set your SSL proxy (IE calls it "Secure") to the same thing, to hide your SSL traffic too. In IE, this looks something like:
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17-Jul-2005, 11:24 PM #3
And that is for a normal proxy. If you use anonymous proxies get the SwitchProxy extension for Firefox
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17-Jul-2005, 11:26 PM #4
Tor is like an anonymous proxy. Read about it on their website. It bounces your connection all over the Internet using other Tor Onion Routers before it hits the destination.
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17-Jul-2005, 11:31 PM #5
Then you may want to set the proxy script for Tor and use it through the extension, unless it works fine without the 3rd party extension.
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17-Jul-2005, 11:41 PM #6
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Then you may want to set the proxy script for Tor and use it through the extension, unless it works fine without the 3rd party extension.
You just set your proxy settings to localhost and the port number that Tor uses.

Changed my first post above.
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18-Jul-2005, 01:13 AM #7


So i need this extenstion for mozilla in order for Tor to work?

EDIT: BTW... I knew how to access the connection settings, i just didnt know how to make this whole thing work. I would always get that error message.
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18-Jul-2005, 01:24 AM #8
No, you don't need an extension, I don't know why he posted that.
What is the content of your Tor window?
Is Privoxy running? Post a copy of your Privoxy config file.
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18-Jul-2005, 08:23 AM #9
I never said you needed it, I just said it would be convenient.
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18-Jul-2005, 11:48 AM #10
Ok. It may work now. How can i tell for sure?
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18-Jul-2005, 12:26 PM #11
Start browsing the net
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18-Jul-2005, 12:58 PM #12
try entering 127.0.0.1 in the proxy IP field, instead of 'Localhost'
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18-Jul-2005, 12:58 PM #13
I mean.. How do i know if i am being protected?
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18-Jul-2005, 01:07 PM #14
the point of Switchproxy, is that I assume that your browsing speed will be considerably slower using TOR, and at some point you will want to have a direct connection. With Switchproxy, you only need to disable the Tor proxy, with one click, instead of going into the firefox options dialogue.

As for checking to see if it's working, try
http://www.ipchicken.com/

If the IP displayed isn't yours (to find your real IP address: go to Start -> Run -> type cmd. In the command dialogue type ipconfig and press return key to see your IP address) then it's working.
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18-Jul-2005, 01:15 PM #15
So is this whole proxy thing hurt you more than help?
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