[tor-talk] Tor on two computers, one IP?

cmeclax-sazri cmeclax-sazri at ixazon.dynip.com
Wed Dec 21 19:57:51 UTC 2011

On Saturday 17 December 2011 10:42:19 Phillip wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to set up tor on two separate computers using one net
> connection.
> I have a spare computer, which I want to set up as a relay, permanently
> using about 1/3 of my bandwidth. On my main computer, I'd like to run a
> bridge, or at least as a node (for the enhanced anonymity). I've got it
> running on both at the moment, but it seems that only one ever works at
> a time.
> The other reason I don't just run the relay off my main computer is that
> I sometimes need to run a VPN, or reboot my computer, or whatever...tor
> prefers stability :)
> I don't particularly want to go through the hassle of networking them,
> or using the spare as a central tor server, if it can be avoided... btw,
> both run Ubuntu and Vidalia.
> Any suggestions?

I have four computers running. One runs Tor, one is my desktop box (though 
it's actually on the floor) and points to the first one for Tor things, one 
is a laptop with its own Tor client, and the other is a Windows box that I 
use for my job and doesn't know Tor (though it's easy enough to set it up). 
You can have one box running Tor with a web browser, Torchat, or OnionCat on 
the other.

The other way to do it is to run Tor on both boxes and forward different ports 
to the different boxes.


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