Developer writes software for polling sites using Tor in php – update




A software developer has put together an online service that Web sites can be visited through the Tor network. TORelay, as the software is called, is written in PHP micro-framework Lumen. The software is released under the MIT license.

TORelay is a service that lets users webpages via the Tor network to retrieve. Normally should be installed for expensive software. In contrast to the Tor-software it does not seem possible to consult with TORelay hidden Tor-sites with the .onion extension. That may be a similar service Tor2Web . The source code of TORelay is released under the MIT license and is now on Github to find, so anyone can install the software themselves.

TORelay was built by software developer Yada Khov, which reddit writes that he has started the service in six hours as a weekend project. He sought a way to transfer data from APIs whose use is limited to scanning via multiple IP addresses in order to circumvent the limit. The software is written in PHP micro-framework Lumen.

According Khov TORelay is especially useful to bypass IP restrictions or firewalls. He warns that his department does not allow the same anonymity as the Tor software. The server that runs TORelay indeed see the IP address of the user plus the requested websites. Websites that are accessed via the service can not retrieve user of the IP address in principle. Earlier TORelay had no https support, so applications could be intercepted en route to TORelay, but after criticism Khov which has now been added.

Update, 14:15: As indicated in the comments makes the developer simply use the built-in Tor socks5 proxy.


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