[tor-talk] funnel many computers through one TBB?

Luther Blissett lblissett at paranoici.org
Mon Oct 14 19:32:01 UTC 2013

On Fri, 2013-10-11 at 21:45 +0200, Moritz Bartl wrote:
> On 10/11/2013 08:32 PM, Rhona Mahony wrote:
> > Friend J doesn't want to install a Tor Browser Bundle on each of the 50
> > computers in his company.  Can he install one TBB on his router and
> > configure it so that it sends his employees' browser traffic through the
> > Tor network?  Is it advisable?  Where are instructions?  So sorry that I
> > couldn't find them.  Shall I persuade him instead to do the 50
> > installations of TBB?
> The problem is that you really want everyone to be using the Tor
> Browser. While you can centralize Tor itself, there is currently no
> support for an "external Tor" in Tor Browser.
> Also, an attacker in the internal network could see the traffic from
> your application(s) to Tor.
> All in all, it is better to roll out TBB on all clients. With 50
> machines, the company should have a way to easily distribute the TBB
> archive plus a shortcut anyway. They should also think about an update
> strategy.
> -- 
> Moritz Bartl
> https://www.torservers.net/

I do not think that 50 TBB would be better than the solution proposed by
Griffin! If all machines are accessing the internet though one gateway
or a couple of them, it makes more sense to have tor node running on
those gates and directing the internal machines traffic to tor socks

Security of data transit on the inside should be deployed by means of
public/private key pair encryption between internal machines and

Do not forget that we are cattle on an animal farm which is managed and
handled mostly by machines. Machines do what they are/were told to. What
lies in between stdin and stdout and is not shown in stderr?

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