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VTech

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on: August 01, 2016, 07:17:33 AM
I am new to Backbox but not new to linux/ubuntu
I got backbox installed and everything works great so far except Anonymous feature. there is a screen shot provided that shows Tor turned off while Anonymous enabled. Without Tor on I was unable to connect to the internet. I did some digging around and found out it to be a fault with UFW is enabled. After disabling UFW firewall then Anonymous worked great with Tor On. UFW is a huge feature In my opinion when it comes to security. I hope their is a fix to this. Thanks in advance




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Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 01:17:24 PM
Hi,

And? Look harder one more time and see what anonymous mode is doing (on your picture you have info you need), then think again, and again. If you don't find answer, i will help.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2016, 01:21:47 PM by ZEROF »


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


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Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 12:23:20 AM
Hello ZeroF, Honestly I have not a clue. I am new to Backbox but learning as I go. I have read up on it and followed tutorials and still can't get anonymous to work with ufw enabled. should I just keep ufw disabled? at the very bottom of the picture i posted it shows tor off. shouldn't tor be on? it turns on when ufw is disabled. any answers or help would be appreciated thank you.



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Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016, 08:35:53 AM
Hi,

Sure man. What we have here it's kind simple. Both, anonymous mode and ufw use same way to protect your system, we call them "iptables rules". When you run anonymous mode you push extra settings to your iptables security settings. You need to learn about iptables to see what is going on on your system when you do that, but some basic stuff is to check rules your are using from your terminal.

Anonymous mode will try to overwrite ufw rules, and ufw will do the same because it's running as service, and even when anonymous clean up iptables rules, ufw will push them back to do what he is made for, to protect your pc.

Because of that, you trust our iptables settings for anonymous mode, or you don't. But I will assure you, Tor devs said me that our settings are good, because we push all traffic over Tor, tools and browsing.


It will be nice for you to read this old school online book (just this part for your case): http://www.oreilly.com/openbook/linag2/book/ch09.html

And to kick your knowledge to next level from https://www.nostarch.com/, book https://www.nostarch.com/firewalls.htm. And 2nd source is packtpub.com.


Hope that now, you know much more ;)
« Last Edit: August 03, 2016, 08:09:20 AM by ZEROF »


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


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Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 01:01:24 AM
wow very informative thank you so much. being new to backbox I wasn't sure how all this worked but now with your help I have a better understanding. Now I can feel much more comfortable. using both ufw when anonymous is off and visa versa. I am going to save these websites for further reading thank you again. and thank you for your time.