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manners2345
June 14th, 2011, 08:27 AM
This question may tick off a few people or maybe a lot.

Since UBUNTU means "Humanity towards others".

Various governments around the world are not being humane towards its citizens, Middle East, Burma, China, US is stepping up spying on citizens.

Why does Ubuntu not support Tor or Tork or some other way, for ordinary people to have SECURE communications!!

I have tried for over 3 years to install. Cannot figure it out!!!

I have Tor portable tor for windows,on USB, flash drive. Have not figured out how to use skype on it

inameiname
June 14th, 2011, 08:36 AM
Tor works just fine for me with Ubuntu. I can use it through Firefox or through the terminal just fine.

1. Check out http://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en for use with browsers.
2. For Firefox, use the Torbutton, found here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/torbutton/.
3. And for the terminal, check this out: http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/how-to-set-proxy-for-terminal-quick.html.

DanneStrat
June 14th, 2011, 08:47 AM
This question may tick off a few people or maybe a lot.

Since UBUNTU means "Humanity towards others".

Various governments around the world are not being humane towards its citizens, Middle East, Burma, China, US is stepping up spying on citizens.

Why does Ubuntu not support Tor or Tork or some other way, for ordinary people to have SECURE communications!!

I have tried for over 3 years to install. Cannot figure it out!!!

I have Tor portable tor for windows,on USB, flash drive. Have not figured out how to use skype on it

There is an official tor package available for ubuntu. All you need to do is to add the tor repository to your software sources.

Go to system > administration > software sources

On the "other software" tab, add a new deb line like this


deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org <DISTRIBUTION> main

Replace <DISTRIBUTION> with the codename of your ubuntu release(lucid, maverick etc.)

After this, open up terminal and import the repository key by doing:


gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89 && gpg –export –armor 3E5C1192 | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

Now install tor from the repository...

3rdalbum
June 14th, 2011, 08:47 AM
Why does Ubuntu not support Tor or Tork or some other way, for ordinary people to have SECURE communications!!

Tor does not allow for secure communications, it only allows for anonymous communications.

Tor can be spied on by governments or private organisations; all they need to do is create an exit node and they can see your traffic. They might not know yet whose traffic it is, but given enough information they might be able to make a guess.


I have tried for over 3 years to install. Cannot figure it out!!!

I haven't tried it for a while, but have you looked for a HOWTO? I got it working a few years ago, it's easier than compiling software.


I have Tor portable tor for windows,on USB, flash drive. Have not figured out how to use skype on it

I'm glad. You shouldn't use Tor for Skype; not only would the latency and packet loss be horrible for VoIP calls, but it would put an unreasonable amount of strain on the Tor network. IM-only, please; no voice calls.

jtarin
June 14th, 2011, 08:50 AM
I have tried for over 3 years to install. Cannot figure it out!!!
He,he....are you that way with all software? That's tenacity!!!:p

manners2345
June 14th, 2011, 09:27 AM
Being Scottish, enough said!!!

manners2345
June 14th, 2011, 09:28 AM
OKAY I will not use Skype!!!

manners2345
June 14th, 2011, 09:31 AM
That is why if I could ever get it to run I do a relay, which is supposed to make it more secure.

manners2345
June 14th, 2011, 09:36 AM
I have done that, it is my repositories and the key

jtarin
June 14th, 2011, 09:37 AM
More complete instructions for installing in Ubuntu. (https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en)