Installing tor in ubuntu

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Installing tor in ubuntu


Tor is an anonymous proxy service.To know more,log on to https://www.torproject.org/
First open up the terminal.
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
The sources.list file opens, now add the following line in that,
deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org lucid main
Now save it and exit.
Now in the terminal
gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89

gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install tor privoxy
After installation,in the terminal open config file by typing in terminal
sudo gedit /etc/privoxy/config
Add the following line to the file opened
forward-socks5 / 127.0.0.1:9050 .
Yes there is a dot after a space in the line above.
Now restart the services by
sudo /etc/init.d/tor restart
sudo /etc/init.d/privoxy restart
Now tor is installed,now install 'tor button' in your browser to enable
tor in your browser.
 




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