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Standard disclaimers apply, however user Lighty is correct in that it's a proxy server. Proxies operate by filtering websites by URL, IP, content, or category. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are categorized as "Social Networks" and your company sounds like it blocks access to them. Youtube, Hulu, and Netflix are all probably categorized as ...


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its called a Proxy, your office propably filters your connection. with Tor, you connect to the Tor server, and via there, loop around to the website, i think. thats why, a proxy can act as a filter. EDIT: the sort of filetering that cannot be byassed, if that when Tor's path/port gets blocked off by the Proxy, or the firewall, but most offices only block ...


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It sounds like what you're trying to do is block all traffic from Tor exit nodes. This is exactly opposite of what shady sites like Silk Road do, in that they allow traffic only from Tor exit nodes. Either configuration is easily done because all Tor exit nodes are published. See these two StackExchange articles about how to do this: Quick and easy ...


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https://check.torproject.org/ Make sure you have setup your browser to use the proxy, you can use something like foxy proxy to be able to switch between TOR and normal browsing quickly.


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The exit node does not know your IP address -- that's the whole point of onion routing. Rather, it knows which relay node to contact in order for the data to eventually get back to you. In order for your IP address to be revealed with certainty, the entire chain needs to be vulnerable; if the entry and exit nodes are both vulnerable, an attacker can make a ...


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TOR recently started to reject all the servers which have not updated their SSL. There is also initiative to block any servers that come online with unpatched SSL in the future. These cuts result in ~12% network capacity drop for Tor. That resulted from blocking ~380 servers. Below is an excerpt from the message on Tor's mailing list: I thought for a while ...


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Actually every Tor nodes knows the IP address of any other node in the network. Assuming you have a fresh install of Tor, upon start it downloads a list of all current relays in the network. The file cached-microdesc-consensus in Tor's data directory contains lines like: r CrytoDotNet4 APEqsDXWLJGaHzfCpnFE8XrMnnU 2014-04-18 12:08:46 88.150.203.212 9001 ...


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They do know eachother's IP address. Tor works so that every relay node knows the previous and the next hop. However they never know the full route.


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There is one risk that hasn't been mentioned here yet: when you're having both Tor Browser and a different browser open, you may accidentally confuse them and either enter identifying information in Tor Browser or perform activities which you wanted not to have tracked back to you in the other browser. There is no great technical risk, but you'll have to ...


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The commenters above are correct but you don't necessarily need to close and restart Tor to clear browser state and obtain a new circuit. You can just click on the New Identity menu item in TorButton (the Tor icon button in the addons bar): https://blog.torproject.org/category/tags/new-identity. Note that using TorButton with regular Firefox is no longer ...



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