Tor Browser Bundle

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Tor Browser Bundle
The Tor Browser showing Norwegian Wikipedia P1.png
Developer(s)Tor Project
Operating system
Available in14 languages
Type
LicenseGPL
Websitewww.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
 
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Tor Browser Bundle
The Tor Browser showing Norwegian Wikipedia P1.png
Developer(s)Tor Project
Operating system
Available in14 languages
Type
LicenseGPL
Websitewww.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en

Tor Browser Bundle is a web browser based on Firefox ESR, pre-configured to protect users' privacy and anonymity on the web. is a free repackaged version of the bundled Tor Software. The program allows the end user to connect to the Tor anonymity network. It's available for OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux.

Tor Network[edit]

Tor works by routing Internet traffic through several "onion" servers, obscuring the originating address. This naturally provides anonymity for other Internet programs that are configured to connect to it on the system, or even network. Applications can be directed to the Tor network through a SOCKS proxy at localhost on port 9050 as well as a HTTP proxy at localhost on port 8118. This port can be changed via the torrc configuration file in the Tor section of the program.

Reading the Tor documentation is highly recommended to prevent configuration mistakes that could compromise the user's anonymity. PortableTor comes with the default options as its installation counterpart, and configuration is encouraged as the user sees fit.

Vidalia[edit]

Vidalia
Tor logo1.png
Vidalia-0.0.11-svn.png
Vidalia showing a network map
Original author(s)Matt Edman, Justin Hipple
Developer(s)Tomás Touceda
Initial release28 February 2006; 7 years ago (2006-02-28)
Stable release0.2.20 (10 July 2012; 16 months ago (2012-07-10)) [±]
Preview release0.3.1 alpha (27 February 2012; 20 months ago (2012-02-27)) [±]
Development statusActive
Written inC++, Qt
Operating systemOS X, Microsoft Windows, Unix-like
Available in30 languages
TypeAnonymity, GUI
LicenseGPL v2 (with OpenSSL exception)
Websitewww.torproject.org/projects/vidalia.html
Vidalia control panel

Vidalia is a cross-platform GUI for controlling Tor, built using Qt. It allows the user to start, stop, and view the status of Tor; monitor bandwidth usage; view, filter, and search log messages; and configure some aspects of Tor. Vidalia also makes it easier to contribute to the Tor network by optionally helping the user set up a Tor relay.

Another prominent feature of Vidalia is its Tor network map, which lets the user see the geographic location of relays on the Tor network, as well as where the user's application traffic is going.

The name comes from the Vidalia onion since Tor uses onion routing.

Vidalia is released under the GNU General Public License. It runs on any platform supported by Qt 4.2, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux or other Unix-like variants using the X11 window system.

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