I have recently started using Tor Proxy for my browsing needs. However, there are times where the latency delay seem to test my patience and I end up giving more weight to my browsing experience than the anonymity needs, especially when am trying to search for my work related needs.
But switching Off the Tor Proxy in my browser seemed quite a painful task…hence this script(courtesy: kremalicious.com) but have made minor tweaks for my needs…
!/usr/bin/env bash # 'Wi-Fi' or 'Ethernet' or 'Display Ethernet' INTERFACE=Wi-Fi # Ask for the administrator password upfront sudo -v # Keep-alive: update existing `sudo` time stamp until finished while true; do sudo -n true; sleep 60; kill -0 "$$" || exit; done 2&gt;/dev/null &amp; # Let's roll echo 'Switching to Tor Proxy...' sudo networksetup -setsocksfirewallproxy $INTERFACE 127.0.0.1 9050 off sudo networksetup -setsocksfirewallproxystate $INTERFACE on echo 'Starting Tor...' tor sudo networksetup -setsocksfirewallproxystate $INTERFACE off
You can confirm if you are using Tor or not by going to this URL in your browser : check.torproject.org
Run this command in your terminal and your Mac’s network interface would switch to use Tor Proxy. Simply terminate the command to switch back to not using Tor.