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VPN - TOR: How flexible can you get with how a client connects?

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by ADFHogan, Dec 7, 2018 at 4:35 AM.

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  1. ADFHogan

    ADFHogan Occasional Visitor

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    Hey folks,

    Tried fiddling with the TOR settings in my RT-AC5300 a few times, and never quite get the result I expect. It seems to always want to redirect EVERYTHING through TOR.

    I even tried putting in a dummy MAC address, and setting "Redirect all user from: Only specified MAC" and it still wanted to send everything through.

    I wondered if anyone had any suggestions around the TOR provided by the router..
    Eg. Is it possible to have it set up such that it's just providing a SOCKS port you can point browser at if you so choose, rather than all traffic?

    I understand that there can be app level leaks depending on how DNS resolution is done, and how the client is configured... but I also don't necessarily want to get Windows Updates via TOR :)

    Happy to RTFM if there's some doco hiding somewhere for AsusWRT(-Merlin) that explains how to do something other than just "EVERYTHING!"

    Currently running RT-AC5300 on 384.8
     
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    Fitz Mutch Senior Member

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  3. wesbez

    wesbez Regular Contributor

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    Not sure why the MAC address doesn’t work for you. If you use a vpn service on the client and combine it with Tor (on the router), the apps wont leak dns.
     
  4. ADFHogan

    ADFHogan Occasional Visitor

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  5. ADFHogan

    ADFHogan Occasional Visitor

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    Do you have a screen shot of your TOR config perhaps, with personal details redacted?

    Can I, for example, wrap an app in proxychains and force it over SOCKS to router TOR proxy port?