Howto Install TOR,Privoxy and Tor GUI Programs (Vidalia,Tork and Torbutton)in Ubuntu
Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.
Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying
web page data, managing HTTP cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other
obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual
needs and tastes. Privoxy has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.
Install Tor and privoxy in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install tor privoxy
This will complete the installation.
GUI Tools Available for Tor
Currently we have the following TOR GUI Applications
Vidalia is a cross-platform controller GUI for the Tor software, built using the Qt framework. Using Vidalia, you can start and stop the Tor software, view its status at a glance, and monitor bandwidth usage. Vidalia also makes it easy to contribute to the Tor network by helping you set up and manage your own relay.
Torbutton is a 1-click way for Firefox users to enable or disable the browser's use of Tor. It adds a panel to the statusbar that says "Tor Enabled" (in green) or "Tor Disabled" (in red). The user may click on the panel to toggle the status. If the user (or some other extension) changes the proxy settings, the change is automatically reflected in the statusbar.
Some users may prefer a toolbar button instead of a statusbar panel. Such a button is included, and one adds it to the toolbar by right-clicking on the desired toolbar, selecting "Customize...", and then dragging the Torbutton icon onto the toolbar. There is an option in the preferences to hide the statusbar panel (Tools->Extensions, select Torbutton, and click on Preferences).
Newer Firefoxes have the ability to send DNS resolves through the socks proxy, and Torbutton will make use of this feature if it is available in your version of Firefox.
TorK is a powerful anonymity manager for the KDE Desktop on Linux and Unix systems. It first helps you
to install, configure and use Tor. It then reduces the task of anonymizing most applications to a single-click, including Firefox, Opera, Konqueror, Pidgin, Kopete, SSH, and IRC. For advanced users TorK
provides detailed network information, and more, in an accessible manner.
If you wish to run TorK locally, please install the tor and privoxy packages.
* Browse anonymously on Konqueror/Firefox/Opera.
* Send anonymous email via the MixMinion network.
* Use Internet Messaging and IRC anonymously.
* Create and manage hidden services.
Install Vidalia in Ubuntu Gutsy and Hardy
You need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file using the following command or Go to System->Preferences->Software Sources and enter these repositories into 3rd Party Repositories and click
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
add the following lines
For Hardy Users
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/adnarim/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/adnarim/ubuntu hardy main
For Gutsy Users
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/adnarim/ubuntu gutsy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/adnarim/ubuntu gutsy main
Save and exit the file
Now you need to update the source list using the following command
sudo aptitude update
Install Vidalia using the following command
sudo aptitude install vidalia
this will complete the installation.
Now you need to open Vidalia Go to Applications--->Internet--->Vidalia
After opening you should be able see similar to the following screen.If you want to change the settings click on settings in the following screen
If you want to see Network Map click on View the Network on the above Screen
Tor Bandwidth usage
If Tor is working you can see similar to the following icon marked in Red in your notification area
If you want to configure firefox for browsing check this
Install TorK in Ubuntu
If you want to install TorK use the following command
sudo aptitude install tork
Install Torbutton in Ubuntu
Download Torbutton from here and install for your firefox.