Surf anonymously with Firefox

What is tor?
Tor (The Onion Router) is system enabling its users to communicate anonymously on the Internet.

Step by step tor installation on Ubuntu
1. Run the command: sudo apt-get install tor privoxy
2. Run the command: sudo gedit /etc/privoxy/config
3. Add the line (including the period at the end):
forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 .
4. Comment out the line: logfile logfile
5. Comment out the line: jarfile jarfile
6. Restart the Privoxy service: sudo /etc/init.d/privoxy restart

How to set up Firefox to work with Tor:

1. Install the torbutton extension.
2. Restart Firefox
3. In the bottom right corner you’ll have a text blurb saying: Tor Disabled
4. Enable Tor by clicking the blurb; it should say: Tor Enabled
5. Surf the web

Tested on Ubuntu 8.04, tor works great.



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