I'm trying to set up my ubuntu system to use TOR globally, in all applications, but I can't seem to find any instructions for the newer releases, so everything I find it years out of date. Right now, I have TOR installed from the TOR repositories, as well as privoxy. I followed this set of commands, which don't seem to make much sense anyway.
sudo aptitude install tor sudo vim /etc/tor/torrc sudo vim /etc/privoxy/config comment out: “logfile logfile” and “jarfile jarfile” find: listen-address 127.0.0.1:8118 add (on next line): forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 . (including the period) sudo /etc/init.d/tor restart && sudo /etc/init.d/privoxy restart
from this link: https://vocf.wordpress.com/2008/02/18/using-tor-in-ubuntu-torify-our-life/ Basically, I added these two lines to my
listen-address 127.0.0.1:8118 forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 .
but I keep getting this error message when I restart the TOR/privoxy server:
Sep 02 19:29:42.471 b780c8d0 Error: Ignoring unrecognized directive 'forward-socks:4a / localhost:9050 .' (314890724ul) in line 729 in configuration file (/etc/privoxy/config)
I assume the error is because the instructions are for *buntu 6.06, but I can't find any more recent instructions. Any help here? There must be some way of doing this in more recent versions of Ubuntu, right?