[tor-dev] Windows Alternative of torsocks/tsocks ?

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Sun Jan 22 10:28:48 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 10:55:50AM +0100, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) wrote:
> does anyone know if there is a windows alternative to torsocks/tsocks?
> But to make this "library preload" under windows we only found:
> Torcap: http://www.freehaven.net/~aphex/torcap/
> Freecap: http://www.freecap.ru/eng/

See also TorCap2: http://www.virtualventures.ca/~cat/
but I've never succeeded at getting a license statement out of the author.

> Does anyone know if there's something else for win32 that can just run
> as a commandline tool to be included in a startup script, handling the
> DNS Query and TCP Connect torrifying them?

There isn't a good answer to this question, I believe.

It might be good to look into what the various openvpn tools use. Or
what the open source VM tools use to hook traffic. I haven't seen any
versions of those that are broken out into a modular way though.

There's a recurring theme where some organization realizes there's no
generic open source tool to wrap network syscalls in Windows, so they
write one, but it takes way more effort than they anticipated, and by
the time they're done they don't release it as open source, and instead
try to commercialize it and fail. Goto step 1.

You could be the one to break the cycle. :)


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