Introduction

“linuxconfig/instantprivacy” docker image provides an instant privacy through Tor (anonymity network) and Privoxy non-caching web-proxy. It is based on GNU/Linux Debian 8 Jessie. Any feedback or feature requests are welcome.

What is Tor

Tor is free software for enabling anonymous communication. The name is an acronym derived from the original software project name The Onion Router. Tor directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer network consisting of more than six thousand relays[6] to conceal a user's location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Using Tor makes it more difficult for Internet activity to be traced back to the user: this includes “visits to Web sites, online posts, instant messages, and other communication forms”.Tor's use is intended to protect the personal privacy of users, as well as their freedom and ability to conduct confidential communication by keeping their Internet activities from being monitored.

What is Privoxy

Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, manipulating cookies and modifying web page data and HTTP headers before the page is rendered by the browser. Privoxy is a “privacy enhancing proxy”, filtering Web pages and removing advertisements.

How to use "linuxconfig/instantprivacy" docker image

The usage is very simple. Create and new docker container using below command:
# docker run -d -p 8118:8118 linuxconfig/instantprivacy
The above will start new container and bind your local host system network port 8111 to container port 8118. All what remains is to set your browser's proxy to localhost : 8118 Alternatively, you can test your privacy container by using a wget command. First, set wget to use proxy:
$ export http_proxy="http://localhost:8118"
Next, check your external IP address:
$ wget -q -O out http://www.ipchicken.com/
Extract, your external IP from the wget's output and compare it with your real external IP:
grep -o '[0-9]\{1,3\}\.[0-9]\{1,3\}\.[0-9]\{1,3\}\.[0-9]\{1,3\}' out
173.254.216.66
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