Torsocks.conf configuration file for torsocks(8)
By default, torsocks will assume that it should connect to the Tor SOCKS proxy running at 127.0.0.1 on port 9050. This is the default address and port for Tor's socks server on most installations. If you are running a normal Tor installation and have no special requirements, then you should not need to create, edit or invoke a configuration file when using torsocks.
Your installation of torsocks includes a default configuration file that contains values sensible for use with most Tor installations. The installation location for your default configuration file is:
In order to use a configuration file, you must set the environment variable TORSOCKS_CONF_FILE with the location of the file.
If TORSOCKS_CONF_FILE is not set, torsocks will attempt to read the configuration file at /etc/tor/torsocks.conf. If that file cannot be read, torsocks will use sensible defaults for most Tor installations, i.e. it will assume that you want to use a SOCKS proxy running at 127.0.0.1 (localhost) on port 9050.
The basic structure of all lines in the configuration file is:
Empty lines are ignored and all input on a line after a '#' character is ignored.
The following directives are used in the torsocks configuration file:
The IP address of the Tor SOCKS server (e.g "server = 10.1.4.253"). Only one server may be specified. Currently, torsocks does NOT support hostname. (default: 127.0.0.1)
The port on which the Tor SOCKS server receives requests. (default: 9050)
Tor hidden sites do not have real IP addresses. This specifies what range of IP addresses will be handed to the application as "cookies" for .onion names. Of course, you should pick a block of addresses which you aren't going to ever need to actually connect to. This is similar to the MapAddress feature of the main tor daemon. (default: 127.42.42.0/24)
Username to use for SOCKS5 authentication method that makes the connections to Tor to use a different circuit from other existing streams. If set, the SOCKS5Password must be specified also. (Default: none).
Password to use for SOCKS5 authentication method that makes the connections to Tor to use a different circuit from other existing streams. If set, the SOCKS5Username must be specified also. (Default: none).
Allow inbound connections meaning that listen() and accept()/accept4() will be allowed for non localhost address so the applicaton can handle incoming connection. Note that Unix socket are allowed. (Default: 0)
$ export TORSOCKS_CONF_FILE=$PWD/torsocks.conf $ torsocks ssh [email protected]
David Goulet <[email protected]>