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Re: [tor-talk] Tor -> VPN Clarification



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30 sty 2015 11:25 "Andrew Roffey" <andrew@roffey.org> napisał(a):

> Squeak:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Relative newbie here, and I was wondering if someone could help me
> > with something please. I keep seeing people describing connections to
> > the Tor and is VPN connections in the following two ways:
> >
> > Tor -> VPN
> >
> > VPN -> Tor
>
> It is perhaps better described as Tor over VPN and vice-versa.
>
>
> > So if I fire up Tunnelblick, connect to my VPN provider and then
> > open TBB which of the above does this describe?  And also, is there
> > a recommended way of connecting these two technologies?
>
> I believe this is Tor over VPN which is safe, similar to using a proxy
> or Tor bridge to connect to the Tor network.
>
>
> > Another thing I've noticed is in the Tunnelblick client that there is
> > an option to connect to a Socks5 proxy, this suggests to me that I
> > can send the VPN connection through the Tor network.  But I am
> > confused as to why one would want to do this, and what the
> > benefits/disadvantages might be?
>
> If you wanted to be pseudonymous to your VPN then this would enable it,
> although you would not be anonymous on the internet, only pseudonymous
> at most. It is prone to unmasking if you connect your personal
> information to the VPN at any time.
>
> Hope that helps!
>
> Andrew
>
>
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