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If you do not have Homebrew installed, follow the installation instructions here. TLDR: Open the Terminal and paste the following line:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)"
On new (M1) Macs, you might need to be root for this in which case add
sudoat the front of the command, with a space before
You will be prompted for your system password before installation; proceed with entering your password. You may be asked more than once.
You will be notified which directories Homebrew is going to create, hit
Homebrew creates the directories and downloads any other files it needs e.g. “Command Line Tool for Xcode” and “Homebrew”.
Wait a few minutes while it downloads and installs what it needs.
Surprisingly, Homebrew uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous usage data. You can deselect the option to share usage data by opting out.
If you have the Tor Browser open, close it and quit the application.
In the command line, install Tor:
brew install tor
Then run Tor with:
brew services start tor
This will start Tor and ensure that it is always running, even after a restart. See the Tor Project docs for more details.
Now enable apache service:
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist
Enable proxy autoconfig file (This will download the Start9 standard proxy config file. You can use your own if you prefer):
sudo curl https://registry.start9labs.com/sys/proxy.pac --output /Library/WebServer/Documents/proxy.pac
Go to system preferences:
Click on Network:
In this example, we’ll select WiFi on the left panel. If you’re using Ethernet, click that instead. Next click “Advanced”:
Select “Automatic Proxy Configuration”, add this URL: http://localhost/proxy.pac then click “OK”
Finally, click “Apply”
Done! You have now enabled system-wide Tor potential.
If you’d like to setup Firefox to use Tor you can follow this guide.