I installed Tor using the security/tor-devel page. Remember to set the environment variable to use the newest package.
janney:/root# pkg_add -vr tor-devel
Next I added the following to /etc/rc.conf so I could use the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/tor.sh script.
Next I edited /usr/local/etc/rc.d/tor.sh, because I had an issue with the %%PREFIX%% specification.
janney:/usr/local/etc/rc.d# diff tor.sh.orig tor.sh
I used the default config file.
janney:/root# cp /usr/local/etc/tor/torrc.sample /usr/local/etc/tor/torrc
I needed to create this tor data directory.
janney:/root# mkdir -p /var/db/tor/data
janney:/root# chown -R _tor:_tor /var/db/tor/data
I also needed to create this log file owned by user _tor.
janney:/root# touch /var/log/tor
janney:/root# chown _tor:_tor /var/log/tor
I debated running Tor directory lookups through my Squid proxy. If I want to do that, I add the following TORARGS section:
TORARGS="$TORARGS --HttpProxy 192.168.2.15:3128 --HttpsProxy 192.168.2.15:3128"
Tor doesn't run as a server by default. If I wanted to be a Tor server, I would consider adding the following TORARGS:
TORARGS="$TORARGS --BandwidthRate 10KB --BandwidthBurst 20KB --MaxAdvertisedBandwidth 10KB"
After I made the changes listed above, I started Tor using the tor.sh script.
janney:/root# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/tor.sh start
Jan 24 15:43:21.144 [notice] Tor v0.1.1.12-alpha. This is experimental software.
Do not rely on it for strong anonymity.
Jan 24 15:43:21.156 [notice] Initialized libevent version 1.1a using method kqueue. Good.
Jan 24 15:43:21.156 [notice] connection_create_listener(): Opening Socks listener on
/usr/local/bin/torctl start: tor started
janney:/root# sockstat -4 | grep tor
_tor tor 7810 4 tcp4 192.168.2.7:60716 192.168.2.15:3128
_tor tor 7810 5 tcp4 127.0.0.1:9050 *:*
_tor tor 7810 9 tcp4 192.168.2.7:52896 192.168.2.15:3128
Now when I start Nepenthes and tell it to use Tor, it appears like the following in my specified IRC channel:
15:44 -!- mynep [firstname.lastname@example.org] has
That Debian system is not my own -- it's the other side of the Tor connection. There are many ways to use Tor. I just wanted to document how I got it working to support Nepenthes.