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Tunnels/Connecting to SSH before Tor

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Connecting to SSH before Tor

User -> SSH -> Tor -> Internet

The SSH tunnel be configured on the host or inside Whonix-Gateway.

Install SSH Client[edit]

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ssh

Test Connection[edit]

ssh yourusername@your.ssh.server

  • TODO: Public key authentication steps

apt-get install lynx

lynx check.torproject.org


Configure Local Server[edit]

ssh -D 1080 your.ssh.server

  • TODO: Run in background on each start up before Tor.
  • TODO: Public Key authentication steps

Configure torrc[edit]

Open /etc/tor/torrc.

If you are using Qubes-Whonix, complete the following steps.

Qubes App Launcher (blue/grey "Q") -> Whonix-Gateway ProxyVM (commonly named sys-whonix) -> Tor User Config (Torrc)

If you are using a graphical Whonix-Gateway, complete the following steps.

Start Menu -> Applications -> Settings -> /etc/tor/torrc

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix-Gateway, complete the following steps.

sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc

  • If SSH tunnel was setup from Whonix-Gateway:


  • If SSH tunnel was setup from host operating system, change IP:PORT as needed:

Socks5Proxy IP:PORT

  • TODO: if running inside Whonix-Gateway, probably new firewall rules are required.


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