[tor-dev] Multiple Tor

Bin Wang binwang.cu at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 16:45:19 UTC 2013

Hi, k e bera, thanks a lot for your reply. The reason that I want to run
multiple tor instead of the same exit nodes is because I am trying to
figure out what is the capability of this technology, and actually, I am
only using this purely for academic purpose. I have already followed your
advise and after properly set up separate configuration files for each tor.
Then I could use all of them using a python script.
I also have subscribed to the tor-talk maillist.
Thanks again for your info.

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM, k e bera <keb at cyblings.on.ca> wrote:

> 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
> https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#TBBPolipo
> 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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