torsocks - use SOCKS-friendly applications with Tor

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name torsocks
Package version 2.1.0
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 268 B
Download size 54.62 KB
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Torsocks allows you to use most SOCKS-friendly applications in a safe way with
Tor. It ensures that DNS requests are handled safely and explicitly rejects
UDP traffic from the application you're using.


Package Version Architecture Repository
torsocks_2.1.0-2_amd64.deb 2.1.0 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
torsocks - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.9


Type URL
Binary Package torsocks_2.1.0-2_i386.deb
Source Package torsocks

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install torsocks deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install torsocks




2016-01-12 - intrigeri <>
torsocks (2.1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ximin Luo ]
* hand over package to pkg-privacy team
[ intrigeri ]
* debian/copyright: fix source URL (thanks Lintian).
* debian/copyright: update upstream copyright years.
* debian/copyright: update information for debian/*.
2015-06-02 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
torsocks (2.1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable now that Jessie has been released.
* New upstream release:
- Stop denying syscall() and add dangerous ones. (Closes: #770031, #760075)
- Add AllowOutboundLocalhost. (Closes: #775792)
* Remove patches included in the new upstream release.
* Refresh exclude_test_requiring_network.patch.
2015-04-23 - intrigeri <>
torsocks (2.0.0-4) experimental; urgency=medium
* Bump debhelper compat level to 9, accordingly bump the versioned
* Don't include by hand, debhelper v9 does it.
* Adapt path to multi-arch file location.
2014-11-10 - intrigeri <>
torsocks (2.0.0-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix-use-getsockname-instead-of-getsockopt-to-get-soc.patch:
new patch, cherry-picked from upstream, that fixes the FTBFS
kfreebsd-* that was introduced by
Fix-improve-Unix-socket-passing-detection.patch (Closes: #768140).
2014-10-28 - intrigeri <>
torsocks (2.0.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix-improve-Unix-socket-passing-detection.patch: new patch,
cherry-picked from upstream (Closes: #766306).
* Amend exclude_test_requiring_network.patch to add test_fd_passing test,
introduced by the new aforementioned patch, to the list of excluded
tests: it requires network access.
2014-08-22 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
torsocks (2.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. The 2.0 rewrite is considered stable.
(Closes: #684580, #704861, #755458)
* Put under the umbrella of the Anonymity Tools Debian Maintainers team.
* Add watch file and upstream signing key.
* Add debian/README.source.
2014-04-05 - intrigeri <>
torsocks (2.0.0~rc7-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Refresh quilt patch.
* Use canonical URL in Vcs-Git.
2014-03-17 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
torsocks (2.0.0~rc6-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Update debian/rules now that documentation has moved.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5, no changes required.
2013-11-05 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
torsocks (2.0.0~rc3-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Drop now obsolete patches.
2013-10-24 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
torsocks (2.0.0~rc2-3) experimental; urgency=low
* Add a patch to fix a deadlock in getpeername() error path.
* Add a patch to add compatibility with GNU/kFreeBSD.
* Add a patch to fix build on s390(x) architectures.

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