Is there any easy way to install and run tor with meek support on Ubuntu ? https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/meek

Beside it is possible to download the bundle archive I'm interested in a native way: - installing Tor is enough or I need any extra software to enable meek ? - how to configure torrc ?

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At the moment the meek packages are landing in debian so we can expect them to arrive in ubuntu too.

Previous info are not working fine anymore, it looks there is now a repository for debian unstable ... so I changed my previous answer with this one:

1 Add Repository

Repository (info on the repository page).

2. Install meek-client package

sudo apt-get install meek-client

3. Update your tor configuration

Now edit you tor configuration file /etc/tor/torrc:

sudo gedit /etc/tor/torrc

Add the meek plugin to it

ClientTransportPlugin meek exec  /usr/bin/meek-client

And some meek bridges:

Bridge meek url=https://az668014.vo.msecnd.net/ front=ajax.aspnetcdn.com
Bridge meek url=https://d2zfqthxsdq309.cloudfront.net/ front=a0.awsstatic.com
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    I'd suggest that you also need to edit the Ubuntu AppArmor definition - otherwise you will get 'permission denied' errors. In the file /etc/apparmor.d/abstractions/tor, add the line /usr/bin/meek-client ix, at the end. Then restart AppArmor, or the whole machine.
    – seanlano
    Nov 8, 2016 at 12:35

Also you can clone meek git repository and then install it with Golang and then start Tor with defined torrc file:

git clone https://git.torproject.org/pluggable-transports/meek.git
cd meek/meek-client
export GOPATH=~/go
export GOBIN=$GOPATH/bin
go get -insecure
go build
tor -f torrc

You can install the browser bundle with meek installed here : https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/meek Just follow the steps :)

  • It's considered bad practice to have a link-only answer here. Please provide a brief set of steps needed to solve the problem, and provide the link as a reference (or for further reading).
    – muru
    Jul 27, 2014 at 11:07
  • sorry but I cannot consider a valid answer: 1.the link you shared is the same I have added in the question, 2. I have specifically wrote that I don't want to use the bundle ... Aug 5, 2014 at 7:36

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