Torsocks 1.2 Released - Socks friendly ssh and irssi with Tor
Torsocks is an application for Linux, BSD and Mac OSX that allows you to use network applications such as ssh and irssi with Tor. Torsocks allows you to use most socks-friendly applications in a safe way with Tor. It ensures that DNS requests are handled safely and explicitly rejects UDP traffic from the application you're using.
Enhancements unique to torsocks
  • Torifying reverse dns requests through gethostbyaddr()
  • Blocking of UDP traffic from sendto() and its variants.
  • Use of Tor-friendly defaults if no configuration file available.
  • The addition of all RFC defined private address ranges to the default configuration
How to Use TorScocks , Read Here
Torsocks allows you to use most socks-friendly applications in a safe way with Tor. Once you have installed torsocks, just launch it like so:
usewithtor [application]
So, for example you can use ssh to a some.ssh.com by doing:
usewithtor ssh username@some.ssh.com
or launch pidgin by doing:
usewithtor pidgin

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