[tor-talk] torsocks is broken and unmaintained

Softail black98fxstc at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 00:03:19 UTC 2012

I wanted this too. According to the documentation (ssh_config) you can
use the ProxyCommand option and nc (netcat) to accomplish this. I
haven't really used it yet though or audited it to make sure it doesn't

On 12/1/2012 15:14, John Case wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Nov 2012, grarpamp wrote:
>>>> I don't agree. torsocks is still useful to prevent identity
>>>> correlation
>>>> through circuit sharing. Pushing all traffic through Trans- and
>>>> DnsPort
>>>> is not the answer.
>>> Also, I don't want all of my applications using Tor -- just some of
>>> them. Using Tails or TransPort wouldn't allow me to do this.
>> Some people do run multiple Tor's, jails, packet
>> filters, and apps. Largely to get around current
>> Tor limitations. Those people don't have this
>> singularity problem/position that you assume.
>> Torsocks is not required in that instance.
> There has to be a better way to simply "make an ssh connection over ToR".
> I don't want to run all of tails just to make a single ssh connection
> (2 minutes to properly fire up vmware, massive cpu use, laptop gets
> hot, fans running, everything else comes to a crawl).
> I don't want to run a full-blown tor relay installation with all the
> bells and whistles and then maintain that full blown environment,
> watch advisories, run periodic tests, test for dns leakage, blah blah.
> I want this:
> cd /usr/ports/net/torssh
> make install
> torssh user at host.com
> Am I the only person that wants/needs this ?
> I understand that you can't go down the road of "make a custom tor app
> for everry possible client app that people want to run", but come on
> ... ssh ? If there was just a single app to do this for, it would be
> that, right ?
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