Configuration: Internet for Applications

If an applications directly supports SOCKS proxies you can pass it the IP of the Tor router directly by whatever means the application supports.

Some, like the Void package manager XBPS support the SOCKS_PROXY environment variable. Others, like Monero, will take the proxy IP as command line argument.

torsocks (for any application)

If an application lacks direct SOCKS support, the torsocks command can usually be used to transparently route that application's traffic through Tor anyway.

Just prepend a command with "torsocks -a 172.18.0.2 -P 9050 --isolate ".

Container connection test

If your host is correctly connected to the Internet you should be able to establish a connection via Tor. Try it:

  1. Bring up a terminal (Alt+Shift+Enter) and check your Tor IP by telling curl to use the Tor router as proxy:
    curl --proxy socks5h://172.18.0.2:9050 https://check.torproject.org/api/ip
  2. Check your Tor IP transparently by wrapping curl within the torsocks command:
    torsocks -a 172.18.0.2 -P 9050 --isolate curl https://check.torproject.org/api/ip

Note that your IP displays differently on every invocation as every connection establishes a new Tor circuit.


Further examples

Chromium

chromium --proxy-server=socks://172.18.0.2:9050

Monero

monero-wallet-cli --proxy 172.18.0.2:9050 --untrusted-daemon --daemon-host xmrag4hf5xlabmob.onion1

Tor Browser

Connecting Tor Browser

XBPS

SOCKS_PROXY=socks5://172.18.0.2:9050 xbps-install -Su


1

See moneroworld.com for a list of Tor remote nodes.