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TwitterTor
Hi. I use Twitter via TOR to stay anonymous. How is it possible that I then receive ads from the country I am currently residing. It's as if Twitter knows where I am although I use TOR.
srg
Have you ever (even just once) logged into the account without tor?
TwitterTor
Yes, I think so
Okay so that's the reason?
srg
Also, maybe depends on the language you are using to tweet. or the country location of your followers/who you're following
yeah, it's not anonymous anymore lol
every interaction with the twitter servers must be over tor
buttermelted
hey, i'd like to port forward a port for tor, do i forward tcp+udp or just one of them?
TwitterTor
Yeah. Thanks. :)
cacahuatl
It's sockpuppet night :P don't get too upset about people saying silly stuff, srg
buttermelted
where do i see if my tornode is running properly?
srg
buttermelted: atlas.torproject.org
         

buttermelted
srg: can you tell me how i forward properly? atlas doesnt list my node
Nov 17 22:29:05.578 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Misconfigured server ports
srg
your IP/ports are wrong
Probably DirPort and/or ORPort
buttermelted
srg: i didnt setup dirport
ORPort 443 NoListen
srg
Why no listen?
buttermelted
srg: was default?
srg
no listen means it can't accept any connections
I have "ORPort 1.2.3.4:port"
and same for DirPort
buttermelted
ok, which ip do i write in it?
thats my router connected to my cable modem
srg
your external IP address
buttermelted
but i think it changes
srg: the gateway address?
srg
http://canihazip.com/s <- the IP that shows up there
You might actually need to use NoListen then, then setup another ORPort on your LAN IP....but I'm not sure because I never setup tor from behind a router before
buttermelted
srg: tor is running on the router connected to my modem
srg
ohhh
cacahuatl
You don't need to specify an IP, it'll listen on 0.0.0.0 by default
srg
cacahuatl: well then it'll listen on all the router's IPs, which includes internal, right?
cacahuatl
Sure but why is that a problem?
buttermelted
i set up a firewall port forward via gui/luci protocol:tcp+udp wan ext.port 443 internal ip 192.168.1.1 internal port 443
Nov 17 22:40:05.094 [notice] Opening OR listener on 0.0.0.0:443
Nov 17 22:40:05.204 [notice] Caching new entry tor for tor
Nov 17 22:40:05.206 [notice] Caching new entry tor for tor
i think my node is running now
how long does it take until its listed in atlas?
or how else do i check if its running properly
srg
a few hours, usually
you can check your tor logs, that's the best way
Maybe use `iftop` to monitor network connections
or netstat, or whatever your tool of choice is
buttermelted
my load is now on 1.11 constantly :D
looks like its running properly
:D
shadow_scythe
well no luck setting tor messenger up for this irc server..
sukhe
shadow_scythe: OFTC?
         

shadow_scythe
yeah, i guess. that's where #tor is, no?
cacahuatl
A lot of IRC networks block access from Tor
buttermelted
Nov 17 22:47:20.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done
Nov 17 22:47:20.000 [notice] Now checking whether ORPort 62.178.37.235:443 is reachable... (this may take up to 20 minutes -- look for log messages indicating success)
sukhe
yeah, it's a problem
shadow_scythe
i did realize that with a few online clients
buttermelted
everything seems to work up until now, right?
cacahuatl
And even OFTC bans it for periods of time, apparently including just now.
sukhe
we don't know how to fix it though. the Tails people even went and asked OFTC to fix it but got no response
cacahuatl
that port isn't reachable, buttermelted.
shadow_scythe
any known tor-friendly servers?
cacahuatl
So that check will fail
buttermelted
cacahuatl: why isnt it reachable?
cacahuatl
I've no idea, I just tried to connect and got rejected. So that test will likely fail.
So you probably want to review your iptables rules, etc to ensure it's allowed.
buttermelted
cacahuatl: i have no idea about iptables, heres what i did
cacahuatl: http://imgur.com/46FVtJp
cacahuatl
I don't know OpenWRT so I've no idea what that ruleset implies.
buttermelted
ok
i try another port
tlscott
https://www.atagar.com/arm/ is a utility that may help you troubleshoot the torrc file
the only thing you really need to do is add the USER you are logged into your tor box to the debian-tor group
shadow_scythe
hm, i guess i can try that when I get back to linux
daemon
hey all is there anyway I can configure a tor port on localhost to connect to a tor peer, so an application on loclahost can be told, connect to 127.0.0.1 6060 and it will connect to yada.onion 6060 or similiar
tlscott
daemon
tlscott, unfortunatly that seems to apply to inbound services
cacahuatl
TransProxy can achieve this, it's the only reason that tails still uses it.
tlscott
oops my mistake
daemon
cacahuatl, Ah looks good will it work with freebsd and pf
cacahuatl
Sure, if it handles doing the equivalent to '-j REDIRECT' against specific IP ranges
daemon
I somehow imagined there would be a simple program to listed on *:PORT for standard connections wham the SOCKS info on the front and shove it out through tor
cacahuatl
Well, sure if you can get the program to speak native SOCKS your fine or you can wrap it in torsocks
daemon
cacahuatl, torsocks is probably what I want, let me check it out - thank you
buttermelted
mmh i kinda wasted my time :D
shadow_scythe
:/
buttermelted
i did setup succesfully a node
but i dont have a big advantage from it :d
tigger2
Hello. I have a query. First some background:
Background: I sometimes run the tor browser package on Windows 7. I also run a VPN connection sometimes. More background coming:
Now I am considering running my VPN through tor, and also considering running tor through my VPN.
Now for the query:
What makes more sense, and what are the implications, of running tor through a VPN vis a vis running a VPN via tor.
ncl
vpn -> tor
tigger2
With "...more sense..." and "...the implications..." being intended in this sense:
conversational
ncl
tor -> vpn would basically drop your anonyminity
cacahuatl
Tor through VPN is preferable, but mostly superflous. VPN over Tor will break lots of stuff that Tor does to try to make you less linkable.
Also your VPN is associated with you since you connect to it without Tor, so that's automatic deanonymization. Don't do it.
tigger2
ok
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