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Tor Proxy Buildpack for Heroku

This buildpack sets up a Tor Proxy for your app on Heroku.

Setup

1] Create a Heroku app as normal with the usual buildpacks.

2] Then, add this buildpack in your app (through the Heroku CLI):

$ heroku buildpacks:add https://github.com/iamashks/heroku-buildpack-tor-proxy.git

3] With this buildpack installed, Tor Proxy runs automatically on the port: 9050.

NOTE: Tor Proxy is a SOCKS-proxy and works with SOCKS-supporting applications.

Variables

You'll need to provide these as env variables (check this guide):

  • TOR_VERSION: The version of Tor to install (default: its latest version).
  • TOR_PROXY_PORT: The port to be used for the proxy server (default: 9050).
  • TOR_CONTROL_PORT: The port to be used for the control server (default: 9051).
  • TOR_CONTROL_PASS: The password for the control server (default: "torProxy@123").
  • TOR_CONF_FILE_URL: The configuration for Tor to follow (default: Tor's default torrc).

NOTE: TOR_PROXY_PORT, TOR_CONTROL_PORT, and TOR_CONTROL_PASS override any values you provide in the custom torrc file defined by the TOR_CONF_FILE_URL. If you need to provide the values for these three variables, provide them through env variables rather than your custom torrc.

Features

  • Caches compilation
  • Verifies integrity (confirm yourself; it's provided as is without any warranty)
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