Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ubuntu: How to hide IP address

Here is the tutorials for hide the IP address during surfing via firefox.

Step one.

Add the following in the software sources for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 versions

deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org lucid main

For various version of ubuntu click the link

Now the type the following in terminal for authentication key

gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb

Step two

Edit the /etc/polipo/config

Sudo gedit /etc/polipo/config

Erase all content of config file and copy & paste from the link.

Then type the following in terminal for restart the config file

sudo /etc/init.d/polipo restart

Step Three

Open the firefox and intall the add-on

Then restart the firefox.

For checking our ip address go to http://whatismyipaddress.com

Before hide the ip address

After hide the ip address


Anonymous said...

hi, I am new in "ubuntu".. I tryed to install your program....but I think it is a mistake on your post...because don't work the first step... please help... Thank you

arulmozhi r said...

which version of ubuntu you used?

Hide ip said...

I am new to Ubuntu..I am not able to install this software..I think I am missing some step..can you help me..I really want to hide my ip

askyern said...

thanx man.it works fine for me using ubuntu 10.10 maverick.i just simply follow your instruction.but is this any possible to watch hulu.com video?since i'm outsite US.like hotspot shield or ip hider (for window 7) kinda quite hard for ubuntu.thanx for advance.

askyern said...

thanx man.it works fine for me using ubuntu 10.10 maverick.i just simply follow your instruction.but if this any possible which hulu video accessible since i'm outsite US.in window 7 i use hotspot shield & ip hider.now in ubuntu it's kinda hard to find out how it can be.thanx for anvance.

Anonymous said...

I tried this, but cannot get the add on for firefox. This didn't work for me... Is the add on still available?

Anonymous said...

how if i'm use ubuntu server and use google chrome or etc besides firefox

bimaSakti85 said...

when i execute "sudo apt-get install tor tor-geoipdb"

error >>

E: Package 'tor' has no installation candidate
E: Unable to locate package tor-geoipdb

can u help me ?

asa said...


there is not folder

Anonymous said...

Work's great!! But I had to install polipo first because I hadn't (apt-get install polipo). In addition, the link to torButton firefox plugin is https-www_torproject_org/dist/torbutton/torbutton-current_xpi (change "-" for "://" and "_" for ".")

james said...

Great tips thank you for sharing your information with us regarding hide ip address in Ubuntu.