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Installing Tor Using a SlackBuild Script
Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.
- Download the libevent SlackBuild and source from SlackBuilds.org.
- Build and install libevent from the SlackBuild script.
- Download the Tor SlackBuild and source from SlackBuilds.org.
- Build and install the Tor package using the SlackBuild script as you did with libevent above.
- Start Tor at startx using Xfce’s Session Manager GUI front end. (or start Tor as a service in Slack – /etc/rc.d)
- Download and install the Foxy Proxy Basic addon for FF and Seamonkey.
- Add new proxy in Foxy Proxy – Socks v5, 127.0.0.1, port 9050.
That’s it. You can start the Tor service by typing “tor” in Run Program (Xfce) or at the command line in terminal. Once it’s running, you can use the Foxy Proxy button to turn on the Tor proxy. Once you’ve done that, you can test by using THIS site.
- Originally written by V. T. Eric Layton