Hi, Are you searching about How to install tor on ubuntu? If yes, then great you are in the right place. Here, I am going to walk you through the installation process of Tor on Ubuntu. And don’t forget that we are not installing Tor Browser but only tor.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. It was initially a worldwide network of servers developed by the U.S. Navy that enabled people to browse the internet anonymously. Now, it’s a non-profit organization whose main purpose is the research and development of online privacy tools.
I am assuming that you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple you need to be running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Tor on a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) server.
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudo command is required.
- # – requires given Linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
- $ – requires given Linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Step by Step Guide to Install Tor on Ubuntu
1. Adding Tor Repository
First of all, we’ll need to add the repository source so that the package manager ie apt can fetch the required software package from the Tor’s Repository. To do so, we’ll need to run the following commands in a terminal or a shell.
$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor_repo.list
Then, we’ll need to add the following lines into the text editor as shown below.
deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org focal main deb-src http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org focal main
To save the code, press Ctrl + X. And, Press Y for Yes to commit the changes. And Press Enter to save.
2. Installing Curl
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