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 by going to
system –> Administrator –> system resources

Then you will receive a window something like this :

Then add this line to your sources list by going to “other softwares” tab of “software sources” window. than click to add and paste this line and add it

deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org  <DISTRIBUTION> main
where you put the codename of your distribution (i.e. lenny, sid, maverick or whatever it is) in place of  <DISTRIBUTION>

For various version of ubuntu check below :

  • Debian unstable (sid) is “sid”
  • Debian 6.0 (squeeze) is “squeeze”
  • Debian 5.0 (lenny) is “lenny”
  • Ubuntu 10.10 is “maverick”
  • Ubuntu 10.04 or Trisquel 4.0 is “lucid”
  • Ubuntu 9.10 or Trisquel 3.5 is “karmic”
  • Ubuntu 8.04 is “hardy”
  • Ubuntu 6.06 is “dapper”

After changing, the line to be pasted will look something like this :

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

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

  • For firefox

Open the firefox and intall the add-on

Then restart the firefox.
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