This script is for Slackware 14.2 only and may be outdated.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
TOR_USER=nobody TOR_GROUP=nogroup sh tor.SlackBuild

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

In /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown, add following
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.tor ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.tor stop

torsocks is an optional dependency. See README.SLACKWARE for more

optional dependencies:
- zstd for better compression ratios.
- nacl may provide faster performance on 32-bit systems.

Take a look at README.SLACKWARE for important notes and read also very
carefully the essential hints that tor developers give you

Maintained by: Markus Reichelt
Keywords: proxy,anonymous,onion router
ChangeLog: tor


Source Downloads:
tor- (3a1800592293a8d4122823eab9233739)

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

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 14.2

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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