Internet Sharing with a Tor Proxy

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  1. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Okay, the situation is this. At the moment, my network looks like:

    internet --ethernet--> iMac --AirPort--> iBook

    So the iMac is acting as a wireless router using internet sharing. Now, I want traffic from my iBook to the internet to be running through a proxy (specifically Tor), but not from the iMac. Installing Tor on the iBook isn't an option because Tor doesn't support the G3 architecture. Is there any way to run only sharing traffic through the proxy? Hopefully local traffic wouldn't be affected, because there are a bunch of tasks between the two systems that need to stay intact.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    You could try using internet sharing (System Preferences), and share the connection from the iMac with Tor to the iBook over a computer to computer wireless connection.

    Not the best solution, but it should work.
     
  3. BlueRevolution thread starter macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    That's exactly what I'm doing right now. It just isn't going through Tor.
     
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Oops, totally misread that. I'll come back if I think of anything.
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 601

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    I do not know of a consumer solution for this.
     
  6. BlueRevolution thread starter macrumors 603

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    You say "consumer"... you think Mac OS X Server has a solution for this? It might be possible to adapt.
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 601

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    I don't think it could do it either. In the enterprise, I would either use the Layer 4 mechanisms on a switch to divert the traffic to wherever I want, or with Check Point Firewall-1, I could do the same thing.

    These are several thousand dollar devices/software, so not really feasible (I don't think).
     
  8. BlueRevolution thread starter macrumors 603

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    Hmm, that's odd. After all, I can redirect traffic from individual ports on my own computer to whatever proxy I like in network settings, so why couldn't I do the same with traffic that's passing through my computer?

    I can even monitor that traffic in iStat. Surely if I can see it I can control it...
     

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