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Speeding up TOR

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by SmallStorm, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. SmallStorm

    SmallStorm Junior Member

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    Some of us might use TOR + Privoxy so I'd like to share some code to speed up TOR slightly.

    If you use TOR, you probably have experienced slow connections sometimes. Below, I'll attempt to give instructions to speed up TOR.

    First thing is you will need to have Vidalia bundle installed. (obviously)

    Next, double-click the icon for Vidalia Control Panel in your task bar. This should bring up the Vidalia Control Panel

    Click on "settings" to bring up the settings screen.
    Click on the "Advanced" button to bring up that tab.
    Take not of the path to the "Tor Configuration File".
    Go to that location and open up the "torrc".

    ***Alternative to the above instructions***
    Go to START - PROGRAMS - VIDALIA BUNDLE - TOR - TORRC

    This will open up the Torrc in notepad.

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    Make a backup of torrc before editing.

    After you get the torrc open, at the end of it, paste the following code:

    Code:
    # Try for at most NUM seconds when building circuits. If the circuit isn't
    # open in that time, give up on it. (Default: 1 minute.)
    CircuitBuildTimeout 5
    # Send a padding cell every N seconds to keep firewalls from closing our
    # connections while Tor is not in use.
    KeepalivePeriod 60
    # Force Tor to consider whether to build a new circuit every NUM seconds.
    NewCircuitPeriod 15
    # How many entry guards should we keep at a time?
    NumEntryGuards 8
    
    Go back to the Vidalia Control Panel from the task bar and click Stop Tor, then Start Tor. This will restart Tor.

    Hope this helps and if anyone else knows of any other settings that can optimize TOR for maximum performance, please feel free to add to this thread.

    Chris
     
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  2. Michel

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    Great post Chris.

    Thanks!

    Michel
     
  3. BlackSeo

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    I"ll try it tonight,

    Thank's
    BlackSeo
     
  4. firebeastm

    firebeastm Junior Member

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    thanks, i hope this will increase tor speed dramatically, because it's always so slow or not working at all for me..
     
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    at some providers you can get unlimited downlod!!
     
  6. FitnessGeek

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    Thanks I will gice it a try
     
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    Thanks, this has always been a problem for me, I'll give it a go right away :)
     
  8. florentin

    florentin Newbie

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    TOR is excellent. I've used it to post some good digg comments :D
    I wonder if you can choose to have IP from selected countries ...
     
  9. SmallStorm

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    Coming soon from the looks of it. hxxp://www.pickaproxy.com

    Chris
     
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  10. cricket

    cricket Newbie

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    Thanks for this, I'm trying it now. I'm glad you posted here.

    pickaproxy looks interesting. I hope they start operating soon as it would save me the headache of checking proxy lists for my tools.

    cricket
     
  11. trakout

    trakout Newbie

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    Awesome. I've been looking for something like this for a while.. Thanks :D
     
  12. gadiel711

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  13. stoned

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    cool i hope this works and thanks for the pickaproxy link :)
     
  14. 007

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    nice info, I use Tor time to time, hopefully I can use this service as well.
    thanks for sharing .
     
  15. bigkee42

    bigkee42 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the code. I will try it tonight. Happy New Year!
     
  16. cashsalute

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    what in god's name is TOR???
     
  17. cashsalute

    cashsalute BANNED BANNED

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    Since no one told me, I figured it out on my own :(

    Lets test this post and I will confirm if it changes speed
     
  18. cashsalute

    cashsalute BANNED BANNED

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    Well I tried it, my experience is that original tor functions faster without this code.
     
  19. Plepco

    Plepco Newbie

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    No significant difference with the changes. I suppose Tor just magically gets fast sometimes, and sometimes it's slow, and we gotta live with it.

    (Or pay for some private proxies.)
     
  20. Fouad Aslam

    Fouad Aslam Registered Member

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    thanks for the code.
    from initial impressions there seems to be no great difference but lets see. i hope to TOR my cpm site, hehehehe