The goal of this manual is to help users setup tor and connect to the tor anonymity network.

What is Tor?

Official Documentation: Tor: Overview

Tor describes itself as "a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet."

By using tor users can remain anonymous when using the web or bypass censorship on the Internet.

In 2010 Tor won the Free Software Foundation's Award for Projects of Social Benefit

Things to know before using tor

Installing Tor

Tor is in the Trisquel repositories but it isn't the latest version and can be installed with the following command using the terminal (as root):
apt-get install tor
The Tor Project recommends the latest stable version adding the repository:

Trisquel 7.0:

deb trusty main
Trisquel 6.0:
deb precise main
Trisquel 4.0 (old LTS - EOL on May, 2013):
deb lucid main
Then add the gpg key used to sign the packages by running the following commands at your command prompt:
gpg --keyserver --recv 886DDD89
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -
Now refresh your sources, running the following command (as root) at your command prompt:
apt-get update
If there are no errors you're good to continue.

The Tor Project provide a Debian package to help you keep our signing key current. It is recommended you use it. Install it using

apt-get install

Configuring programs to use Tor

Use a transparent proxy for a single user

Additional information


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