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

> 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
> 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?
You connect to Tor through the VPN in this case.

PC <=> Internet <=> VPN server <=> Internet <=> Tor Network <=> Internet

> 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 don't want a log of your actual IP, doing this would be a
benefit. Though if they already have logged where you are once as a
customer, the point of this is moot. If you had a different account, you
could then use the VPN anonymously.
> Really appreciate any help you guys could give me!
> Squeak

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