Tor client over a SOCKS proxy, and Tor client running through another Tor Circuit

Tor User toruser256 at
Thu Apr 27 23:01:41 UTC 2006

I’m wondering what the anonynimity implications the following:    1) Running Tor using Freecap:  By this I mean running a Tor client and using FreeCap to transparently redirect all of Tor’s network connections through a SOCKS proxy.  This seems to work, and ‘feels’ just like using Tor in the standard way, and is useful for getting around transparently filtered network environments where running a Tor client doesn’t work.  Is this any more or less secure and anonymous than running a Tor client normally?
      2) Running Tor over Tor using Freecap:  This is the same as above, but instead of using some arbitrary SOCKS server, another Tor client is used as the SOCKS server.  This means that the Tor circuit is routed through another Tor circuit.  I tried this and it (of course) increased latency, but what are the anonynimity  and security effects? 
NOTE: I understand that running a Tor circuit over an existing Tor circuit will put additional load on the Tor network, but I doubt a few kb/s of basic web surfing or instant messenger would hurt.
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