toragent

    0.1.1 • Public • Published

    toragent

    Easily manage HTTP(S) requests through Tor. TorAgent spawns Tor processes, handles both HTTP and HTTPS requests, and offers easy IP address rotation. Compatible with http.request and libraries like request.

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    Installation

    Requires Node >= 0.12 or iojs.

    npm install --save toragent
    

    Overview

    Works with promises.

    var TorAgent = require('toragent');
    var Promise  = require('bluebird');
    var request  = Promise.promisify(require('request'));
     
    function printGoogleHome() {
      return TorAgent.create().then(function(agent) {
        return request({
          url: 'https://www.google.com',
          agent: agent,
        });
      }).spread(function(res, body) {
        console.log(body);
      });
    }

    And callbacks too!

    var TorAgent = require('toragent');
    var request  = require('request');
     
    function printGoogleHome(fn) {
      TorAgent.create(false, function(err, agent) {
        if (err) return fn(err);
     
        request({
          url: 'https://www.google.com',
          agent: agent,
        }, function(err, res, body) {
          if (err) return fn(err);
     
          console.log(body);
          fn();
        });
      });
    }

    TorAgent

    An HTTP Agent for proxying requests through Tor using SOCKS5. In the following examples, agent refers to an instance of TorAgent.

    TorAgent.create(verbose, [fn])

    Spawns a Tor process listening on a random unused port, and creates an agent for use with HTTP(S) requests. The optional verbose param will enable console output while initializing Tor. Accepts an optional callback, otherwise it returns a promise that resolves with an instance of TorAgent. Note that since the Tor process is using a new DataDirectory with no cached microdescriptors or any other state, bootstrapping can take between 15 - 60s. The resulting child process is automatically killed when node exits.

    TorAgent.create(true).then(function(agent) {
      // Spawning Tor
      // Tor spawned with pid 42776 listening on 55683
    });

    agent.rotateAddress()

    Rotates the IP address used by Tor by sending a SIGHUP. Returns a promise that resolves when complete.

    TorAgent.create().then(function(agent) {
      return agent.rotateAddress();
    });

    agent.destroy()

    Closes all sockets handled by the agent, and closes the Tor process. Returns a promise that resolves when the Tor process has closed.

    TorAgent.create().then(function(agent) {
      return agent.destroy();
    });

    Install

    npm i toragent

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    4

    Version

    0.1.1

    License

    MIT

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    Collaborators

    • danielstjules