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Installing TOR (the onion routing) proxy on Back|track:

Dear l33ts,

Check out this great post from our l33t author “Aniket Napster”.
# TOR on Back|Track:
# With Polipo & Vidalia

I. Preface.


I put this together due to it being difficult to install TOR properly on Back|Track.
While there are other methods used, I personally found this more grounded than others for my personal use. A word of caution: know your machine. I do not recommend just using TOR for your proxy. It’s wise to layer your anonymity (Including your router, if you’re working off a Desktop).

II. Process.

0. Open the Terminal.
1. cd /etc/apt
2. vi sources.list
3. Press ‘i’ on your keyboard.
4. Add this line at the bottom: deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org lucid main
5. Press ESC, type a colon, type wq and hit enter.
6. Run this command: gpg –keyserver keys.gnupg.net –recv 886DDD89
7. Run this command: gpg –export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add –
8. apt-get update
9. apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb
10. Download Tor Browser Bundle for Ubuntu (To your desktop).
11. cd Desktop
12. tar -zxvf torfilename.tar.gz (Note: You’ll have to change the name).
13. chown -R root:root ./tor-browser_en-US
14. Open the folder ‘Tor-Browser_en-US”
15. Open the file ‘start-tor-browser in gedit.
16. Find the line:

“if [ “`id -u`” -eq 0 ]; then
complain “The Tor Browser Bundle should not be run as root. Exiting.”
exit 1

17. Change to:

if [ “`id -u`” -eq 1 ]; then
complain “The Tor Browser Bundle should not be run as root. Exiting.”
exit 1

18. apt-get install polipo
19. cd /etc/polipo
20. mv config conf-backup.txt
21. Go here, copy all text: (go here: pastebin.com/UgfhPxdt )
22. vi config
23. Press ‘i’ on your keyboard.
24. Paste the text you just copied.
25. Press ESC, type a colon, type wq and hit enter.
26. service polipo start
27. service tor start
28. Start tor browser bundle (From the file on your desktop).
29. Hola,… Done!

Note:

Wanna check it?

1. ps aux |grep polipo
2. netstat -ntl

Remember, polipo runs on port 8118, TOR runs on 9050. 😉

Tor and polipo should automatically run when you start Backtrack, but it doesn’t hurt to start them again after a startx:

1. service tor start
2. service polipo start

Be sure to stop both when you need to update anything:

1. service tor stop
2. service polipo stop


Categories: Awareness, Linux, Tools, Tutorials

Comments

  1. I wrote a script for this..
    Script to setup Tor on Back|Track 5r1: http://t.co/95ZO5ThV

    Another script I wrote…
    Script to setup Wifite on Back|Track 5r1: http://t.co/iDqtGXGg

  2. Profile photo of Zer0Byte Zer0Byte says:

    dear thom,
    this is not the place where u should post ur stuff. :p
    i have asked u many times to send me just an email of ur write up or any thing ill post on zer0byte

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    br,
    bilal bokhari.

  3. Cathy says:

    This is crystal clear. Thanks for tkiang the time!