It bothers me that my Tor usage is less than I'd like because it is just so fiddly.
When it comes to privacy I want to keep things simple, I want to use tor, but I dont want to use it for things that aren't sane.
In practise that means I want to use tor for a small amount of browsing:
- When the host is a.com, b.com, & c.com
- When the traffic is not over SSL.
To do that I have to install privoxy, and use that with a configuration file like this:
# don't forward by default. forward-socks4 / . # don't forward by default, even more so for HTTPS forward-socks4 :443 . # but we do want tor on these three sites: forward-socks4 a.com/ 127.0.0.1:9050 . forward-socks4 b.com/ 127.0.0.1:9050 . forward-socks4 c.com/ 127.0.0.1:9050 .
I'm using absolutely nothing else in my Privoxy configuration, so it seems like overkill.
I'd love to hear about a simple rule-based proxy-chaining tool - if there is one out there then I'd love to know about it lazyweb.
<global> listen 1234 no-proxy </global> <sites> hostname one.com port != 443 proxy socks localhost 8050 </sites> <sites> hostname two.com port != 443 proxy socks localhost 8050 </sites> <sites> hostname foo.com port = 80 proxy localhost 8000 </sites>