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How to torrify my Fedora system?

asked 2015-02-11 13:28:29 -0500

florian gravatar image


I am using TorBrowser for some time now, and was wondering how to "torrify" all network traffic, not only browser traffic.

I think, I need the packages tor and probably vidalia but I can't find nice instruction about what the packages do and what not.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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You could run individual programs with proxychains, a program that can torify a specific other program. For example, to torrify yum do "sudo proxychains yum install somepackage."

john01dav gravatar imagejohn01dav ( 2015-02-11 23:15:18 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-02-11 21:32:26 -0500

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All you need is to install tor and run the tor service.

Tor can be installed from default fedora repo, but as tor project website suggests, "Do not use the packages in the native repositories. They are frequently out of date. That means you'll be missing stability and security fixes."

Installing tor routes most traffic through tor network, but some applications like BitTorrent clients may ignore it and connect directly.

See for more info on adding tor repo and installing tor. If you're looking to install the entire bundle, please refer to this question:

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What changes to the firewall and maybe even SELinux are necessary to use SOCKS on localhost:9050 for the entire system?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-02-12 12:26:58 -0500 )edit

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