This script is for Slackware 13.0 and may be outdated.

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Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want
to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help
you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC,
SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also
provides a platform on which software developers can build new
applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.

This script requires a 'tor' user/group to exist before running.
The recommended UID/GID is 220. You can create these like so:
groupadd -g 220 tor
useradd -u 220 -g 220 -c "The Onion Router" -d /dev/null -s /bin/false tor

You can pass another user/group to the script; this is however, less safe:
TOR_USER=nobody TOR_GROUP=nogroup sh tor.SlackBuild

The following can be used to start/stop tor automatically:
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.tor ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.tor start

if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.tor ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.tor stop

Tor requires libevent.

Maintained by: Marco Bonetti
Keywords: proxy,anonymous,onion router
ChangeLog: tor


Source Downloads:
tor- (f58540b3c5835ac4f5de1b02bbddc703)

Download SlackBuild:
tor.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 13.0

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

Access to the repository is available via:
ftp git cgit http rsync

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