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Removed Torbutton reference and outdated verification info from Linux install instructions

Moritz Bartl authored on 19/01/2013 12:46:46
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     <h2><a class="anchor" href="#using">Step Two: Configure your applications to use Tor</a></h2>
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     <br>
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-    <p>After installing Tor, you need to configure your applications to
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-    use them. The first step is to set up web browsing.</p>
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-    
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-    <p>You should use Tor with Firefox and Torbutton, for best safety.
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-    Simply install the <a
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-    href="<page torbutton/index>">Torbutton
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-    plugin</a>, restart your Firefox, and you're all set:
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-    </p>
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-    
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-    <img alt="Torbutton plugin for Firefox"
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-    src="$(IMGROOT)/screenshot-torbutton.png"
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-   >
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-    
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-    <br>
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     <p>
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-    If you plan to run Firefox on a different computer than Tor, see the <a
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-    href="<wikifaq>#SocksListenAddress">
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-    FAQ
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-    entry for running Tor on a different computer</a>.
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-    </p>
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-    
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-    <p>To Torify other applications that support SOCKS proxies, just
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-    point them at Tor's SOCKS port (127.0.0.1 port 9050). See <a
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-    href="<wikifaq>#SOCKSAndDNS">this FAQ entry</a> for why this may be
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-    dangerous. For applications that support neither SOCKS nor HTTP, take
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-    a look at <a href="https://code.google.com/p/torsocks/">torsocks</a>
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-    or <a href="<wiki>doc/TorifyHOWTO#socat">socat</a>.
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+    If you want to use Tor for anonymous web browsing, please use the <a href="<page projects/torbrowser>">Tor Browser Bundle</a>. It comes with readily configured Tor and a browser patched for better anonymity. To use SOCKS directly (for instant messaging, Jabber, IRC, etc),
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+    you can point your application directly at Tor (localhost
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+    port 9050), but see <a href="<wikifaq>#SOCKSAndDNS">this FAQ
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+    entry</a> for why this may be dangerous. For applications
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+    that support neither SOCKS nor HTTP, take a look at <a href="https://code.google.com/p/torsocks/">torsocks</a>
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+    or <a href="http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/">socat</a>.
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     </p>
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     <p>For information on how to Torify other applications, check out the
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     <a href="<wiki>doc/TorifyHOWTO">Torify HOWTO</a>.
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     </p>
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-    <hr>
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-    <a id="verify"></a>
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-    <h2><a class="anchor" href="#verify">Step Three: Make sure it's working</a></h2>
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-    <p>
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-    Next, you should try using your browser with Tor and make
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-    sure that your IP address is being anonymized. Click on <a
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-    href="https://check.torproject.org/">the Tor detector</a>
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-    and see whether it thinks you're using Tor or not.
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-    (If that site is down, see <a
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-    href="<wikifaq>#IsMyConnectionPrivate">this FAQ entry</a> for more
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-    suggestions on how to test your Tor.)
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-    </p>
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     <p>If you have a personal firewall that limits your computer's ability
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     to connect to itself (this includes something like SELinux on Fedora
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     Core 4), be sure to allow connections from your local applications to
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     Tor (local port 9050). If your firewall blocks outgoing connections,
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     punch a hole so it can connect to at least TCP ports 80 and 443, and
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     then see <a href="<wikifaq>#FirewalledClient">this FAQ entry</a>.
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-    If your SELinux config is not allowing tor or privoxy to run
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+    If your SELinux config is not allowing tor to run
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     correctly, create a file named booleans.local in the directory
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     /etc/selinux/targeted.  Edit this file in your favorite text editor
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     and insert "allow_ypbind=1".  Restart your machine for this change
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     <hr>
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     <a id="server"></a>
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     <a id="relay"></a>
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-    <h2><a class="anchor" href="#relay">Step Four: Configure it as a relay</a></h2>
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+    <h2><a class="anchor" href="#relay">Step Three: Configure it as a relay</a></h2>
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     <br>
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     <p>The Tor network relies on volunteers to donate bandwidth. The more