# Tor: Beyond anonymous

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Tor is well known as the anonymous Internet communication network, the common practice is to bind tor with privoxy for the anonymous network surfing.

Beyond of this, tor also open a tunnel on the firewall. Suppose you live in irc.freenode.net but the port 6667 is blocked by the firewall. You can torify irssi to using the hidden service, and keep you IP private, — one stone kills two birds!

 mapaddress 10.40.40.40 mejokbp2brhw4omd.onion

 torify irssi
In irssi, conn 10.40.40.40 to access irc.freenode.net. If you don’t have the privilege to access /etc/tor/torrc, you need socat to relay the tor network to your local socket proxy:
socat TCP4-LISTEN:6667,fork SOCKS4A:localhost:6ua4nhltph56henu.onion:6667,socksport=9050
Then you can run irssi and conn localhost.