[tor-dev] Multiple Tor

k e bera keb at cyblings.on.ca
Tue Jan 15 05:52:11 UTC 2013

First, you would be better to ask in the tor-talk list, because your question is about how to configure and use Tor rather than how to improve its internals.

You can run multiple Tor instances on the same machine.  It merely requires management of the config files to keep the ports separate.  Privoxy and polipo or other http proxies are usually no longer needed.  See 

Finally, why would you *not* want your website scraping requests to come from the same exit node?  (Note that a new exit node is chosen approximately every 10 minutes for web connections.)  If you are trying to avoid getting banned from a site that disallows periodic scraping, for example Craigslist, using multiple exit nodes (aka circuits) will soon result in the entire Tor network being banned by the target site, denying anonymous users that valuable resource.

On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:23:15 -0700
Bin Wang <binwang.cu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks a lot for your reply :)
> I know that we can add up more SocksPort into torrc file, however, my
> current idea is to build different tor threads.
> In my opinion, a complete tor threads starts from privoxy(polipo. etc.),
> then point 8118 to 9050 as default, then tor points 9050 to the outside
> networks..
> What I want to do is build many threads like this, for example, I have
> $ ls /etc/tor
> >> torrc    torrc2    torrc3    torrc4...
> torrc points to 9050, torrc2 points to 9150..etc
> at the same time, running different privoxies, privoxy points 8118 to 9050,
> then privoxy2 points 8119 to 9150, etc....
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/RunTwoPrivoxys
> I am still struggling with it.. and not quite sure whether this is
> applicable and is there any better solution to run multiple threads of tor.
> Best regards,
> Bin Wang
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 11:01 AM, <adrelanos at riseup.net> wrote:
> > stream isolation

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