Sunday, November 30, 2008

Getting Tor, Privoxy and Torbutton working on Ubuntu

This was tested on my laptop running Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron).

1. From a terminal run
sudo apt-get install tor privoxy

2. Edit /etc/privoxy/config
3. Add the line (including the period at the end):
forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 .

4. Comment out the line:
logfile logfile

5. Restart Privoxy:
sudo /etc/init.d/privoxy restart

6. Install the Firefox torbutton extension.

Right clicking the torbutton and selecting Preferences | Proxy Settings | Test settings should work out of the box now.

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