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Security isn’t just about the tools you use or the software you download. It begins with understanding the unique threats you face and how you can counter those threats.


orjail is a tool that lets you create a jail around a program to force its network traffic through Tor. It creates a hostile environment for anything trying to discover your real IP address.


From source
git clone
cd orjail
sudo make install
Debian / Ubuntu

We provide a .deb package you can download from here and install with a simple:

sudo dpkg -i orjail*.deb


We've tried to de-anonymize a program executed in a torsocks environment and that was not so difficult as torsocks uses LD_PRELOAD, so you only need to statically compile your stuff. As Whonix is sometimes too much, the idea is to experiment with linux namespaces and learn by doing something useful (at least for us).


  • Linux kernel supporting namespaces (you have it since 2008)
  • Tor installed
  • firejail (optional, but really suggested)

How it works

It creates a separated network namespace (using ip netns) with its own network interface and a link to the host interface with some iptables rules (on host) that forces traffic generated from inside orjail to only exit via Tor (including DNS).
Inside orjail you'll be in another pid namespace (try sudo orjail ps aux) and another mount namespace (we use this to show a different /etc/resolv.conf).

if you find a way to de-anonymize a program running inside orjail (also a shell with root privileges) it would be nice to share it with us

Additional info

  • orjail needs root permissions to run
  • orjail runs your command as your user
  • orjail will launch a Tor instance bound to orjail interface


orjail [options] [command]

-u, --user <user>
Run command as <user> (default $USER)

-f, --firejail
Use firejail as a security container

--firejail-args "<args>"
Set arguments to pass to firejail surrounded by quotes.
eg. "--hostname=host --env=PS1=[orjail]"

Include your torrc host

-t, --tor-exec <torpath>
Select a Tor executable to use. The path can be full, relative or be in $PATH (default tor)

-s, --shell
Execute a shell (default $SHELL)

-k, --keep
Don't delete namespace and don't kill tor after the execution.

-n, --name
Set a custom namespace name (default orjail)


An example to understand what are we talking about:
$ sudo orjail ifconfig
out-orjail: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet  netmask  broadcast
        inet6 fe80::6439:afff:febc:c9b5  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether 66:39:af:bc:c9:b5  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 6847  bytes 7488116 (7.1 MiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 6809  bytes 915088 (893.6 KiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

Get homepage content with curl via Tor

sudo orjail curl >

Same as before with another user

sudo orjail -u another_user curl

"Resolve" an onion address (not so useful, just to show that .onion resolving works)

sudo orjail dig wi7qkxyrdpu5cmvr.onion

Run a hidden service inside orjail (you'll find your address inside examples/hostname)

sudo orjail -v -H 8080 -d examples "python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080"

Get an onion webserver content via Tor:

sudo orjail curl wi7qkxyrdpu5cmvr.onion

Open a firefox that could reach internet via Tor only:

sudo orjail firefox -P /tmp/tmpprofile


firefox has a flag that blocks .onion resolution by default, change it in about:config/network.dns.blockDotOnion.

running a browser inside orjail is not safe, please use Tor Browser instead

Get an anonymous shell

sudo orjail -s

Run pidgin in verbose mode

sudo orjail -v pidgin

Keep the namespace after exit so we can start another program in same ns

sudo orjail -k ls

Use firejail as a security sandbox to join orjail network namespace

sudo orjail -f thunderbird

Known issues

  • dbus
  • X

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