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Connecting to a proxy before Tor

User -> proxy -> Tor -> Internet

Proxy Warning[edit]

Configure Whonix-Gateway[edit]

User -> proxy -> Tor -> Internet

Tor natively supports proxy settings and only requires editting the torrc file.

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

Depending on your proxy configuration, add the settings you'll need to your /etc/tor/torrc. For more information on these settings, have a look in the Tor manual and read the FAQ.

HTTPProxy host[:port]
HTTPProxyAuthenticator username:password
HTTPSProxy host[:port]
HTTPSProxyAuthenticator username:password

Socks4Proxy host[:port]

Socks5Proxy host[:port]
Socks5ProxyUsername username
Socks5ProxyPassword password

FascistFirewall 0|1 

ReachableAddresses ADDR[/MASK][:PORT]… 
ReachableDirAddresses ADDR[/MASK][:PORT]… 
ReachableORAddresses ADDR[/MASK][:PORT]… 

Note: You need to use the IP instead of the hostname (proxy.example.com). If you don't know the IP of your proxy, please run nslookup proxy.example.com (replace proxy.example.com with the hostname of your actual proxy) in a terminal (Konsole) on your host operating system. Using IP instead of hostname might cause subtle fingerprinting issues, see [2] for more information.


  1. Such as the Tor, JonDonym or I2P software.
  2. https://github.com/Whonix/Whonix/issues/94

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