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Connecting with a *NIX shell
This guide will tell you a few methods to connect using the the shell on your *NIX box. Things with TAILS and Whonix are more straightforward, and this guide does not cover those systems.
It assumes you are running Tor as a service and have installed it and that it is listening on port 9050.
Torsocks is a wrapper which you use to run software you intend to do networking through your Tor socks proxy. It is simple to use, just follow the torsocks command with what you want to wrap.
$ torsocks ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
This will connect you to KLOS with an SSH shell. A KLOS hosting account is a pretty good albeit restricted shell account.
You can use with other commands like rsync, sftp, scp, etc
This guide focuses on shell, but you can even torsocks a nice gui into existence.
$ torsocks dolphin
$ torsocks nautilus
You should understand torsocks now.
Assuming you've installed socat one way or the other, you can have it listen on a normal TCP port and forward things through Tor. If you are just using the browser bundle socat is your friend. The example below assumes the browser bundle SOCKS port.
$ socat TCP4-LISTEN:10050,fork,reuseaddr,bind=127.0.0.1 \ SOCKS4A:localhost:kaiwebbj7pdpxpoi.onion:22,socksport=9150
Then you just connect to the socat listener on port 10050...
$ ssh -p 10050 username@localhost
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