Changes between Version 539 and Version 540 of doc/TorifyHOWTO


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    1818Tor provides only anonymity for DNS and the transmission of the TCP stream. Everything inside the stream, the application protocol, needs to be scrubbed. For example, if the application uses advanced techniques to determine your real external IP and sends it over the anonymized TCP stream, then what you wanted to hide, your real external IP, isn't hidden. This is exactly what happens with [https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO BitTorrent]. Some applications may also choose to ignore and therefore not honor the proxy configuration you provide. This is something else you need to consider. Firefox was prone to this issue, as noted here: [https://blog.torproject.org/blog/firefox-security-bug-proxy-bypass-current-tbbs Firefox Proxy Bypass Bugs].
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    20 Many applications have been written to work around firewalls and blocking internet service providers, such as [http://www.apkmonk.com/app/com.bittorrent.client/ BitTorrent clients] and [https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO/InstantMessaging Skype]. Regardless of your use of "correct" proxy settings (SOCKS4a) and/or external applications for torification, some applications will use advanced techniques to determine your external non-Tor IP address. As said previously, those applications were never made with anonymity in mind, but were designed to evade firewalls to allow them to function as expected.
     20Many applications have been written to work around firewalls and blocking internet service providers, such as [https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO/Misc BitTorrent clients] and [https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO/InstantMessaging Skype]. Regardless of your use of "correct" proxy settings (SOCKS4a) and/or external applications for torification, some applications will use advanced techniques to determine your external non-Tor IP address. As said previously, those applications were never made with anonymity in mind, but were designed to evade firewalls to allow them to function as expected.
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    2222All-in-all, you do not have to believe the statements of any random wiki contributor. However do take note and understand [https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en#warning the official warnings from torproject.org].