[tor-talk] torsocks, usewithtor, torify questions - end the confusion!

Maxim Kammerer mk at dee.su
Mon Jul 23 00:49:55 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 3:08 AM, adrelanos <adrelanos at riseup.net> wrote:
> - usewithtor features get moved to torsocks

"usewithtor" has no features — it just invokes "torsocks", after
possibly interfering with user's TORSOCKS_CONF_FILE setting. The
warning message that it prints for missing /etc/torsocks.conf is
printed by libtorsocks.so anyway.

Not that "torsocks" is much better:

# torsocks zzzz
which: no zzzz in
ERROR: zzzz is setuid. torsocks will not work on a setuid executable.

(and "which" is not available on all platforms — e.g., "torify" does
not use it).

Maxim Kammerer
Liberté Linux: http://dee.su/liberte

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