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I don't know exactly I can do this or not, this is my scenario :

There are two computers on a same network, one with windows8 and me ( CentOS ) .

The one with windows8 is using proxy to connect to internet, and I dont have any software to do that . and I have to use proxy , because of internet filtering in my country .

So, I want to use that system to connect to internet by proxy .

I set my proxy IP and port to ( user's local IP ),and the proxy server's port ( like in his browser's setting ).

I tried that and Im getting this error : The proxy server is refusing connections

is it right? Can I do this like that? What I missed ?

by the way, my browser is firefox .

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Are you even running proxy server software on the machine with the IP address Just because that machine is using a proxy server doesn't mean a second computer can access it as a proxy server. – Bert Jan 4 '14 at 19:04
the Ultrasurf software is running on that machine – Alireza Fallah Jan 4 '14 at 19:25

You can configure 1 machine running TOR proxy as a gateway for other devices on your network. This is useful if you can change the proxy settings on device but you cannot install the TOR software itself.

Edit your torrc in %appdata%\tor\ Change the SocksListenAddress to the machines IP address.


Next allow connections from your local network. Restart TOR after making these changes.

SocksPolicy accept

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can you give more details ? how exactly I should do that? – Alireza Fallah Jan 4 '14 at 19:24
Did you locate your torrc file? Info on the project's website. – Bert Jan 4 '14 at 19:27
the machine is not running tor, its running ultrasurf – Alireza Fallah Jan 4 '14 at 19:30

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