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       torsocks  —  Library  for  intercepting  outgoing network connections and redirecting them
       through the Tor SOCKS proxy.


       Torsocks library overloads the  libc  symbols  use  for  Internet  communication  such  as
       connect(2) system call. Using that technique, the library sends everything through the Tor
       network including DNS resolution done by the application.

       For DNS, gethostbyname(3) family functions are rerouted through Tor.  Please note that the
       ISC res_* API is currently not supported.

       Here is an example on how to use torsocks library with ssh(1):

       $ LD_PRELOAD=/path/to/ ssh -l kalexander -p 1234 [...]


       Set  LD_PRELOAD  to  load the library then use applications as normal. The syntax to force
       preload of the library for different shells is specified below:

       Bash, Ksh and Bourne shell:

       $ export LD_PRELOAD=/path/to/

       C Shell:

       $ setenv LD_PRELOAD=/path/to/

       This process can be automated (for Bash, Bourne and Korn shell users) for a single command
       or for all commands in a shell session by using the torsocks(1) script.

       You  can  also  setup torsocks(1) in such a way that all processes automatically use it, a
       very useful configuration. Please refer to the  torsocks  script  documentation  for  more


              This   environment   variable  overrides  the  default  location  of  the  torsocks
              configuration file. This variable  is  not  honored  if  the  program  torsocks  is
              embedded in is setuid.

              Enable  logging  level  of  torsocks  library.  By default, warnings and errors are
              printed (level 3). Note that each level includes the lower ones except the 1  which
              disables any possible logging. (default: 3)

              1   No log at all.
              2   Error messages.
              3   Warning messages.
              4   Notice messages.
              5   Debug messages.

              Control whether or not the time is added to each logging line. (default: 1)

              If set, torsocks will log in the file set by this variable. (default: stderr)

              Set  the  username  for the SOCKS5 authentication method. Password MUST be set also
              with the variable below.

              Set the password for the SOCKS5 authentication method. Username MUST  be  set  also
              with the variable above.

              Set the Tor address. (default:

              Set the Tor port. (default: 9050)

              Allow inbound connections so the application can accept and listen for connections.

              Set the username and password for the SOCKS5 authentication method to a PID/current
              time based value automatically. Username and Password MUST NOT be set.


       Torsocks is not able to send DNS queries through Tor since UDP is not supported. Thus, any
       UDP  socket is denied. However, DNS queries that can be intercept are sent to Tor and sent
       back to the caller.

       Torsocks might generate error messages and print them to stderr when  there  are  problems
       with   the  configuration  file  or  the  SOCKS  negotiation  with  the  Tor  daemon.  The
       TORSOCKS_LOG_LEVEL environment variable controls that behavior as well  as  the  log  file
       option. Keep in mind that this library can output on the stderr of the application.


       Outgoing TCP connections can only be proxified through the Tor network.

       Torsocks  forces the libc resolver to use TCP for name queries, if it does this it does it
       regardless of whether or not the DNS to be queried  is  local  or  not.   This  introduces
       overhead and should only be used when needed.

       Torsocks  uses  ELF  dynamic  loader  features  to  intercept  dynamic function calls from
       programs in which it is embedded. As a result, non-ELF executables,  or  executables  that
       make system calls directly with the system call trap (int 0x80) are not supported.


       /etc/tor/torsocks.conf - default torsocks configuration file


       torsocks.conf(5), torsocks(1)


       David Goulet <>

                                        August 24th, 2013                             TORSOCKS(8)