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How would I go about this? There are a couple of ways I can think of, but networking confuses the hell out of me, and I'm not sure what settings need to be made where! Firstly, do I:
  • A) Run TOR in the host (sig rig), and point Ubuntu to it
  • B) Run TOR in Ubuntu

I've got a TOR client in Windows, and it works when browsing in Windows (browser gets pointed to 127.0.0.1 as a proxy). I'm not sure how I'd even start when it comes to Ubuntu though - the same method? I'm not sure how I'd test it, as I usually use https://check.torproject.org, but I'm worried it'll return a false positive in the VM. I'd like to use the Windows client if possible, but I don't know how to set Ubuntu to direct traffic through it - a little help please!!!
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Tor
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Didn't know it was the same software as Windows, that's cool thanks

Out of interest, if I wanted to route all of my Ubuntu VM connections via my Windows TOR, how would I go about it?
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Didn't know it was the same software as Windows, that's cool thanks

Out of interest, if I wanted to route all of my Ubuntu VM connections via my Windows TOR, how would I go about it?
Tor acts as a proxy server. If you set the vm machine to bridged network it will get a seperate IP from your router. Then you can point the browser in the vm to the IP of the physical machine.

I do not know if it the tor proxy server in the physical machine listens to connections from other clients than the computer it's running on by default though. Try and tell me if it works.
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Right, I've seen that bridged network setting before, but had no idea about it (and the Virtualbox manual suggested that if the default setting works, go with it!)

I'm a bit special on this, where are the settings to point the VM to the host TOR? Do I just change the Ubuntu browser settings to use the host IP address as a proxy, and hope the host forwards it on correctly?
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I'm a bit special on this, where are the settings to point the VM to the host TOR? Do I just change the Ubuntu browser settings to use the host IP address as a proxy, and hope the host forwards it on correctly?
Yep, just the browser settings to the IP of the host instead of 127.0.0.1.
Might be possible with NAT too but I've never worked with something like that before.
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