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       torsocks.conf — Configuration file for torsocks(8)


       By  default, torsocks will assume that it should connect to the Tor SOCKS proxy running at on port 9050. This is the default address and port for  Tor's  socks  server  on
       most  installations.  If  you  are  running  a normal Tor installation and have no special
       requirements, then you should not need to create, edit or invoke a configuration file when
       using torsocks.

       Your  installation  of torsocks includes a default configuration file that contains values
       sensible for use with most Tor installations. The installation location for  your  default
       configuration file is:


       In   order   to   use  a  configuration  file,  you  must  set  the  environment  variable
       TORSOCKS_CONF_FILE with the location of the file.

       If TORSOCKS_CONF_FILE is not set, torsocks will attempt to read the configuration file  at
       /etc/tor/torsocks.conf.  If  that file cannot be read, torsocks will use sensible defaults
       for most Tor installations, i.e. it will assume that you want to use a SOCKS proxy running
       at (localhost) on port 9050.


       The basic structure of all lines in the configuration file is:

              <directive> <parameters>

       Empty lines are ignored and all input on a line after a '#' character is ignored.

       The following directives are used in the torsocks configuration file:

       TorAddress ip_addr
              The IP address of the Tor SOCKS server (e.g "server ="). Only one server
              may be  specified.  Currently,  torsocks  does  NOT  support  hostname.   (default:

       TorPort port
              The port on which the Tor SOCKS server receives requests. (default: 9050)

       OnionAddrRange subnet/mask
              Tor  hidden  sites  do  not have real IP addresses. This specifies what range of IP
              addresses will be handed to the application as  "cookies"  for  .onion  names.   Of
              course, you should pick a block of addresses which you aren't going to ever need to
              actually connect to. This is similar to the MapAddress  feature  of  the  main  tor
              daemon. (default:

       SOCKS5Username username
              Username  to use for SOCKS5 authentication method that makes the connections to Tor
              to use a different circuit from other existing streams. If set, the  SOCKS5Password
              must be specified also. (Default: none).

       SOCKS5Password password
              Password  to use for SOCKS5 authentication method that makes the connections to Tor
              to use a different circuit from other existing streams. If set, the  SOCKS5Username
              must be specified also. (Default: none).

       AllowInbound 0|1
              Allow  inbound  connections  meaning  that  listen() and accept()/accept4() will be
              allowed for non localhost address so the applicaton can handle incoming connection.
              Note that Unix socket are allowed. (Default: 0)

       AllowOutboundLocalhost 0|1|2
              Allow outbound connections to the loopback interface meaning that connect() will be
              allowed to connect to  localhost  addresses  bypassing  Tor.   If  set  to  1,  TCP
              connections  will be allowed.  If set to 2, both TCP/IP and UDP connections will be
              allowed.  This option should not be used by most users. (Default: 0)

       IsolatePID 0|1
              Set Torsocks to use an automatically generated SOCKS5  username/password  based  on
              the  process ID and current time, that makes the connections to Tor use a different
              circuit from other existing streams in Tor on a per-process  basis.   If  set,  the
              SOCKS5Username and SOCKS5Password options must not be set. (Default: 0)


         $ export TORSOCKS_CONF_FILE=$PWD/torsocks.conf
         $ torsocks ssh


       torsocks(1), torsocks(8),


       David Goulet <>

                                        August 24th, 2013                        TORSOCKS.CONF(5)