Saturday, December 10, 2016

How to make TOR exit in the county of your choice

If you edit the torrc file, the configuration file, to force an EXISTSERVER then TOR will use that server, or a list of servers when it finally connects to the Internet.

This is, of course, if you don't use the downloaded configuration of the TOR browser. If you use the default browser it will "exit" at a random exitserver. You can change this server for another if it does not serve your needs.

Alternatively, you can directly specify the location of the "exit" for your connection. This is useful if you are trying to access a service that is only available in a specific geographic location. An example of this is the BBC iPlayer service which is Geolocation restricted to the UK. Another example is if you wish to obtain local pricing information (if you are going to visit a country as opposed to ordering it online), TOR can help you do that.

Of course there is no way that I know how to do this as I was not one of those that built the Internet and know everything about how it works! I am just a "washed out Space Engineer" that has no knowledge of such things.

I may have been studying the development of the Internet since its concept, but I was obviously not paying attention.

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