I recently installed qTox using this guide, but as I read in the Tox FAQs that Tox doesn't actually make any attempt to cloak your IP, I was wondering as it mentioned:

A workaround does exist in the form of tunneling your Tox connections through Tor.

How exactly you can use Tor with Tox? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and the latest version of qTox.

  • AFAIK, when you connect to TOR, all of your internet traffic is forwarded through it, much like a VPN connection. – user323419 Nov 19 '15 at 17:39
  • @HeatherBrown: Well, I don't want that, I only want my Tox traffic to go through it. – user364819 Nov 19 '15 at 18:00

Use Torify. Torify is a wrapper for TOR and TORSocks which applies TOR to a specific application.

sudo apt-get install tor torsocks
torify command/or/path/to/tox
  • I tried to install that but it says it can't find the package... – user364819 Nov 19 '15 at 18:15
  • Possibly part of the tor package itself... – user323419 Nov 19 '15 at 18:22

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