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irssi + tor

Step 1: Install polipo, tor and irssi

  $ apt-get install polipo tor torsocks irssi

In order to make sure you are running the most up-to-date version of tor please refer to

Now you should have installed: polipo, tor, torify, screen and irssi. Default settings work fine for now.

Step 2. Start Polipo and Tor

  $ /etc/init.d/polipo start
  $ /etc/init.d/tor start

Step 3: run irssi over Tor

  $ usewithtor irssi

Step 4: Connect to

connect to the server, change your nickname and join the channel:

  $ /connect -p 6697
  $ /nick your_new_nickname
  $ /join #cryptoparty

Further information

For further information see the Torprojects Torify HowTo (irssi).