Using tor in BLAG with Firefox
Tor is a toolset which helps anonymize ones self online. It's useful if you wish to keep your activities online anonymous.
After starting to read 'Database Nation: The Death of Privacy in the 21st Century' I've become more aware of how easy it is to have privacy violated, and it's effects on society.
Thus I decided to install tor on my desktop (which is running BLAG) for web browsing.
Open up a terminal and as root install the relevant software with:
yum install tor privoxy
Now open up the /etc/privoxy/config file (you'll need to be superuser) and add the following (with the . at the end) to the top of the file:
forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 .
Following this comment out the lines
- since you don't want to log what your doing.
After this restart privoxy and tor with:
su -c "/etc/init.d/privoxy restart && /etc/init.d/tor restart"
With this done open up Firefox and install the TorButton Extension. Restart Firefox.
Now when you open up Firefox you should have a toolbar button saying "Tor Enabled" or "Tor Disabled" - this is the button which allows you to toggle between using tor while web surfing or not.