JAP -- ANONYMITY & PRIVACY

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Network

To get to this panel, press Config at the main interface and afterwards select Network from the list to the left.

In this section you can configure all settings relevant to the network connections of JonDo.

Circumvention of Internet censorship and filtering

This function is necessary if you cannot connect to the service, e.g. because it is blocked by your company's firewall or by your Internet service provider. Please, only apply these settings if you cannot connect directly to the services. You will be reducing your bandwidth and the process of connecting is made more difficult for no reason.

Connect to other JAP/JonDo users in order to reach a service

avoid censorship

By activating this option you can connect to a service with somebody else's JonDo, which acts as a forwarding server.

Listener port number

For JonDo to protect your communication on the Internet it has to be interposed between your browser and the Internet. Such a local intermediary is called a local proxy. The following settings are specific to the proxy functionality of the program.

  • Port number
    Enter your port number here at which JonDo will accept connections from your browser. Please remember that your browser's settings must be adjusted accordingly. You have to configure the HTTPS proxy settings of applications that should use JonDo to this port and localhost or 127.0.0.1, respective, as host. Some JonDonym services also support the SOCKS5 proxy protocol additionally to HTTP.

    Notice
    The port number is preset to 4001 in JonDo. We recommend keeping it since it is linked to many other settings, including JonDoFox. Only change the port if you know just why you need to do it in your case.

  • Allow access to JAP/JonDo from localhost only (Only available in the Extended View.)
    If this option is active only your own PC will be able to connect to your JonDo.

    If it is deactivated all PCs on the network or the Internet may connect to your JonDo. Unauthorized individuals may then abuse your JonDo for illegal purposes and also use the data volume you paid for it. As long a you do not have good reason to allow other PC's access, it is recommended to keep this security setting activated.

Compulsory proxy/firewall

In some networks a connection to the Internet is only possible through the company's or the ISP's proxy. If this is the case for you, you can edit the settings needed for your JonDo to connect to the proxy here.

Configure a proxy

Hint: If you like, you can also enter a local Tor client here for an additional layer of security. Your connection will be slower though.

  • I'm forced to use a proxy

    Activate this option to tell JonDo that a proxy is needed for access to the Internet.

  • Type

    Enter the type of proxy you are using. Possible types are "SOCKS" or "HTTP/HTTPS".
    For Tor enter "SOCKS" here.

  • Host

    Enter the host name or the IP address of your proxy here.
    For Tor enter "localhost".

  • Port

    Enter the port at which your proxy accepts connections.
    For Tor enter "9050".

  • Proxy requires authorization

    Select this field if you have to authorize with your proxy.

  • User ID

    Enter your username for accessing the proxy. The password will be asked for automatically upon the first connection attempt.

JonDo + Tor (TorBrowserBundle)

To use the Tor shipped with the TorBrowserBundle together with other internet applications (like JonDo), you have to disable the random "SocksPort" of Tor and set it to a fixed value. You have to disable the option "Configure ControllPort automatically" on the tab "Advanced" in the Vidalia configuration. Afterwards restart the Tor daemon.

Vidalia settings
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