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

Phillip equusaustralus at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 22:21:59 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.
Ah, I think you may have hit the nail on the head with the last
sentence... would it not matter to the tor network that there is one IP
address, but six different sets of ports being forwarded?
(I'm assuming I have to give alternatives to 9001, 9030 and 9050 on the
second laptop)?

I'm also assuming that I have to open the firewall (gufw) on the second
computer to allow these new ports, as well as on the router?

Cheers cmeclax!

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