Changes between Version 10 and Version 11 of doc/TorPlusVPN


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    1313VPNs can also be used to circumvent Tor censorship (on your end by the ISP or on the service end by blocking known tor exits).
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    15 == VPN versus Proxy ==
    16 The connection between you and the VPN is (in most cases, not all) encrypted.
     15== VPN/SSH versus Proxy ==
     16The connection between you and the VPN/SSH is (in most cases, not all) encrypted.
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    18 On the other hand the connection between you and an OpenProxy is unencrypted. An 'SSL proxy' is in most cases only a http proxy which supports the connect method. The connect method was originally designed to allow you to use to connect using SSL to webservers but other fancy things such as connecting to IRC, SSH, etc. are possible as well. Another disadventage of http(s) proxies is that some of them, depending on your network setup, even leak your IP using the 'http forwarded for' header (also so called non-anonymous proxy while the word anonymous would have to be recognized with care anyway, a single OpenProxy is much worse then Tor).
     18On the other hand the connection between you and an OpenProxy is unencrypted. An 'SSL proxy' is in most cases only a http proxy which supports the connect method. The connect method was originally designed to allow you to use to connect using SSL to webservers but other fancy things such as connecting to IRC, SSH, etc. are possible as well. Another disadvantage of http(s) proxies is, that some of them, depending on your network setup, even leak your IP through the 'http forwarded for' header. (Such proxies are also so called 'non-anonymous proxies'. While the word anonymous has to be understood with care anyway, a single OpenProxy is much worse than Tor).
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    2020Also read [https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorFAQ#Arent10proxiesproxychainsbetterthanTorwithonly3hops-proxychainsvsTor Aren't 10 proxies (proxychains) better than Tor with only 3 hops? - proxychains vs Tor].