[tor-talk] Tor Browser without Tor
mirimir at riseup.net
Mon Feb 3 07:29:07 UTC 2020
On 02/02/2020 04:12 PM, Jeremy Rand wrote:
> 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 the 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.
> 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).
Open about:config, and search "extensions.torlauncher".
Set "extensions.torlauncher.prompt_at_startup" to false.
Set "extensions.torlauncher.start_tor" to false.
Now Tor browser won't start Tor.
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