PC Applications forum

Resolved Question

Using Tor with ProxyFirewall

by goblinbee / August 24, 2011 12:27 PM PDT

I have both the Vidalia client and ProxyFirewall installed. In PF, I
have created an open SOCK5 proxy with an IP adress of 127.0.0.1 using
port 9050. I have also created a rule for the .exe file I want to use
with Tor via PF, which sets it to route through a single proxy, the
proxy I have just created. However, the .exe doesn't seem to be going
through Tor at all. I have tried this with Internet Explorer, Firefox
and Chrome with no effect, my IP address remains the same. I must be
doing something wrong here. Any ideas?

goblinbee has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Using Tor with ProxyFirewall
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Using Tor with ProxyFirewall
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer chosen by goblinbee

Collapse -
Interesting. But one big question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2011 6:11 AM PDT

How would one get support for such a setup?

Collapse -
support?
by goblinbee / August 27, 2011 10:32 AM PDT

Oh dear, I seem to have accidentally hit the button that marks your post as answering my question. That was dumb, I suppose I won't get any more replies to this thread.

Anyway, what do you mean by support? You mean customer support, as in tech help? You wouldn't get any customer support, which is why I came here.

I think I'll make a thread on the Tor forums, perhaps this setup isn't is well-known as I had imagined, or perhaps just not in this community. I've gotten good help here before which is why I thought to post here first. Oh well.

Collapse -
The Tor forums are a good idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2011 1:23 AM PDT
In reply to: support?

Such setups are indeed rare and rarely needed. Most of the time I'm uninstalling such things to get the system to work again. While I do a lot of networking I find folk want it to work so we undo all this.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET's Tech Minute

Top 3 news reading apps

With the latest tech, getting news delivered to your phone is easier than ever. Here's a roundup of apps that are customizable and useful for getting the news.