Tor Asked on September 28, 2021
I have setup a Chutney tool successfully and was wondering if I can route my traffic through a Chutney-made network and to the internet. I was going to test that using TorBrowser and providing custom bridge in the browser tor settings.
For the network setup I used:
./chutney configure networks/bridges-min ./chutney start networks/bridges-min
./chutney status networks/bridges-min gives me information about a network made of 7 tor instances:
test000a is running with PID 20520: Tor 0.4.3.5. test001a is running with PID 20523: Tor 0.4.3.5. test002a is running with PID 20526: Tor 0.4.3.5. test003ba is running with PID 20529: Tor 0.4.3.5. test004r is running with PID 20535: Tor 0.4.3.5. test005br is running with PID 20538: Tor 0.4.3.5. test006bc is running with PID 20541: Tor 0.4.3.5.
Now, I assumed
test005br is a bridge. I figured out it’s port and provided to the TorBrowser a following bridge info:
Using TorBrowser I opened a random website and checked the Tor Circuit info and it tells me that indeed my first hop is a "Bridge" (I assume, it’s my Chutney bridge). But next hops are real Tor Nodes out in the wild, not the test nodes in my network! I surely didn’t expect that.
So, why is my Chutney network connecting to the main Tor network (or it seems so to me)? Can I prevent that and use only my local network to access the internet through it?
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