[tor-talk] Tor Browser without Tor

Jeremy Rand jeremyrand at airmail.cc
Sun Feb 2 23:12:00 UTC 2020

Jason Evans:
> Hi all,
> This is a question that we get from time to time in the Stack Exchange
> group. Can I use Tor Browser without without actually using theĀ  Tor
> network? For example, I want to use the browser for checking my back
> account but I can't because my bank doesn't allow traffic from exit nodes.
> A similar question that was asked recently is, "how can I connect to
> local IPs with the Tor Browser?". For example, my home SAN is on
> 192.168.1.X and it's not reachable with the Tor Browser.
> Thanks!
> Jason

Tor Browser, last I checked, has a transproxy mode (enabled via an
environment variable) that I suspect would make it work fine without
Tor.  No idea if it's documented properly; I've only seen it mentioned
on the Whonix wiki (in the "disable stream isolation" docs).

-Jeremy Rand
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