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[tor-talk] Tor as a network filter
Awesome, the Transport Layer, right? But couldn't things on the
Application Layer be filtered through Tor before they make it to the
Network Layer? Isn't that what's happening with things like Orbot?
Aren't applications proxied using SOCKS or HTTP, essentially having
Tor filter things before being passed over a network?
No, tor doesn't filter anything. Tor is rather like router. It routes
your traffic through the network of its own, and helps make you
anonymous in your activities on the net.
Yes, "..separate identification from routing.”, but isn't Tor filtering
my connection to the internet by routing my connection through its
network? Because, if so, I am wondering if it is possible to have that
onion routing process do more than just automatically proxy my
connection. I am thinking it could allow me to deny certain connection
attempts completely while allowing others. If applications can make
connections to the internet through the Tor network, via Orbot or
TorBirdy, for example, how much control can I have over this on a
Where would I look to find information on this? Is Vidalia or "system
Tor" relevant to this?
However, there is the Whonix gateway (https://www.whonix.org/) that
can run as a virtual machine, and you can connect any other OS
in another VM to it.
Is there any risk to this [Whonix on a VM] like with Tails, or is
Whonix built to function this way?
Whonix gateway is built to pipe network traffic from OS in VM into the
tor network. So the whole OS is on tor this way.
Okay, but in between one application, TorBrowser, and an entire OS,
Whonix, there is all, or at least desired, application control.
I thought that's what you was asking.
Indeed, Whoxnix guy got at me, thanks again for being so kind : )
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