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tor-resolve

resolve a hostname to an IP address via tor

tor-resolve [-4|-5] [-v] [-x] [-p socksport] hostname [sockshost[:socksport]]

tor-resolve is a simple script to connect to a SOCKS proxy that knows about the SOCKS RESOLVE command, hand it a hostname, and return an IP address.

By default, tor-resolve uses the Tor server running on 127.0.0.1 on SOCKS port 9050. If this isn't what you want, you should specify an explicit sockshost and/or socksport on the command line.

-v

Display verbose output.

-x

Perform a reverse lookup: get the PTR record for an IPv4 address.

-5

Use the SOCKS5 protocol. (Default)

-4

Use the SOCKS4a protocol rather than the default SOCKS5 protocol. Doesn't support reverse DNS.

-p socksport

Override the default SOCKS port without setting the hostname.

tor(1), torify(1).

See doc/socks-extensions.txt in the Tor package for protocol details.

Roger Dingledine <arma@mit.edu>, Nick Mathewson <nickm@alum.mit.edu>.

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