[tor-talk] How to force redirect each application through separate SocksPorts? (preventing identity correlation)

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de
Mon Jun 11 16:41:49 UTC 2012

<proper at secure-mail.biz> wrote:

> Many applications, such as wget, apt-get, gpg, etc. do not speak socks,
> are unlikely to speak socks anytime soon, but support http.
> Privoxy or polipo are of no help. They provides only one http port, with
> the one big drawback: all http connections will be presses through the
> same SocksPort (identity correlation [1]).

That's incorrect. Privoxy can change the forwarding settings based on tags:

And while polipo currently can't do that, you could simply provide each
client with its own polipo instance and have each instance forward
to a different SocksPort.

BTW, if you don't need wget's webscraping support you could
replace it with curl which has proper socks support.

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