[guardian-dev] How can an app determine whether Orbot has connected it to the Tor network?

poly poly at darkdepths.net
Mon Aug 24 10:47:05 EDT 2015


take a look at this service by the Tor Project:


you could probably use a regex to classify the response.


Kristov Atlas:
> Hello,
> I'd like to have my hypothetical Android app determine whether it is
> sending requests and receiving responses via Tor by way of Orbot -- either
> with Orbot capturing all traffic on the device, or the experimental per-app
> mode.
> A naive way to achieve this is to poll a what-is-my-ip website, poll a
> website that provides a list of Tor exit nodes, and see if the ip address
> matches the exit node list. This approach has some significant privacy
> downsides. It also would not work if I wanted to configure my application
> to sometimes connect to .onion severs instead of clearnet.
> Is there any kind of inter-process communication or other mechanism that
> people are aware of that would allow my app to determine whether it has
> been successfully proxied through Orbot?
> Thanks,
> Kristov
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