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[tor-talk] Tor as a network filter



SpencerOne spencerone[at]openmailbox.org:
Can Tor be used as a system-wide network filter?

Yuri yuri[at]rawbw.com:
This is a good question.

Tor by default doesn't work on the level of network interfaces, it works
on proxy level: SOCKS proxy and Trans proxy. Part of the reason why it
was made this way is that it doesn't support UDP, or any other protocol
except TCP.


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?


However, there is the Whonix gateway (https://www.whonix.org/) that you
can run as a virtual machine, and you can connect any other OS running
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?


This will be very close to what you have asked: it
will work as a tor filter for that OS. But any programs depending on UDP
(like skype) will not work.

Yuri


Awesome, thanks for being so cool : )

Wordlife,
SpencerOne

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