Alternative browser configuration

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Alternative browser configuration

For an optimal usage of JonDo we recommend also using JonDoFox. This will save you the configuration effort, since JonDoFox already contains all necessary settings to surf anonymously with JonDo on the Web. Further information about JonDoFox may be found here or on the JonDoFox homepage. If you prefer to use JonDonym with another browser it is necessary that you make the basic settings yourself.

Please beware: False or incomplete configuration causes browsers to leave a lot of traces while surfing, even if you use JonDonym. Configuring the browser yourself is quite elaborate and requires a deeper understanding of web technologies.

Browser updates: For surfing the web, use really up-to-date browsers only. Otherwise, websites might attack and damage your computer directly over browser security holes. Therefore, you should regularly update your browser.

Proxy settings

With proxy settings you configure your browser to not send requests directly over the Internet but through JonDo instead. This anonymizes the data. You will need to enter the following in the proxy settings for HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and if required GOPHER proxies of your browser:

  • Hostname/IP address: 127.0.0.1
  • Port: 4001 (Attention: If you have setup a different listen port than 4001 in JonDo then you need to input it here instead of 4001 too.)

Warning for Webkit based browsers

Google Chrome, Apple Safari and other WebKit based browser are not recommended for anonymous surfing. Because of an FTP bug the IP address is leaked. This is independent of the used anonymization service. Tor users are affected as well.

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Only solution is to block all FTP accesses (addresses beginning with "ftp://"), blocking only port 21 is not good enough. You can do this job with an AdBlock extension for your browser. Please use our anonymity test with IP check to verify your settings.

Browser list

  • Opera versions 11.0 and 11.01 do have a bug with handling of Javascript disabled, making the browser unusable. Version 10.63 works.
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