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Tool client language works on Linux works on Wine OS Interface Transport uses Service Tor works runs through proxy notes
GoAgent 1  ? yes N/A  ? proxy/if?  ? google app engine account  ?  ? site and sources deleted (Similar to meek.)
Shadowsocks  ? yes N/A yes proxy  ?+encrypt server for proxy  ? no sources deleted, runs on routers
scotty transporter java yes N/A  ? proxy  ? php webhosting, server with java, google appengine account  ?  ? -
IP over mail tunnel C or C++  ?  ? yes  ? email/protocol? maybe an email account?  ? no? -
Psiphon 1  ? no  ? no?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? -
Lahana uses an ipsec vpn client yes N/A  ? if ipsec vpn amazon aws account  ?  ? -
Telex  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? tls cooperating isp yes  ? only a concept
Iodine C or C++ yes N/A yes if dns domain and dns server  ? no very small, runs on routers
your freedom java yes N/A  ? socks,if  ?, dns free account  ? https(s), socks 4/5 has various settings
tor C++,javascript yes N/A yes proxy,if() tls,pt - yes/N/A yes tor over tor is bad
freegate  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? http(s),tls  ?  ?  ? officially only available for china & Iran, questionable trustworthyness
VPN Gate  ? yes N/A no if vpn -  ?  ? -



Static Web Mirrors[edit]

Single Site solutions[edit]

Protocol Tunneling[edit]




Anonymous P2P[edit]

  • Freedom Network
  • Onion Routing
  • MixMaster
  • Babel
  • Mixminion
  • Zach Brown's Onion
  • PipeNet
  • IronKey
  • MorphMix
  • Tarzan
  • Tor
  • Hornet (Modified Tor)
  • I2P



Tor's Pluggable Transports[edit]

Research and Proof of Concept[edit]


  • Type? (VPN, proxy, ssh?)
  • Usable with Open Source Software, without any proprietary client? (OpenVPN etc.)
  • Is there a Linux version?
  • Does it work in WINE?
  • Can Whonix (Tor) get tunneled through it? (Whonix (Tor) can get tunneled thought a VPN running on the host and also supports all kinds of proxy settings (http(s), socks4(a)/5).)
  • Instructions for using it with Whonix?


Add Lantern to the above table. (Already partially documented in Whonix wiki, see Lantern.)

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