Tor on OpenBSD 7.3

( modified )


Tor 🧅 provides highly private access 👯 to the Web ✨

This post shows how to install it and run on OpenBSD.


  • OS: OpenBSD 7.3
  • Daemon and client: Tor 0.4



The easiest way is to use pkg_add:

$ doas pkg_add tor

The result was:

quirks-6.121 signed on 2023-06-27T13:21:34Z
tor- ok
tor- ok
The following new rcscripts were installed: /etc/rc.d/tor
See rcctl(8) for details.

Configure (Optional)

The configuration file is placed as /etc/tor/torrc.

Run the daemon

Activate it first:

$ doas rcctl enable tor

Then run:

$ doas rcctl start tor

It printed out like:


Check it works

Run to test:

$ curl \
      -x socks5h:// \

You will see like:


Yes, it’s working fine and we are in the Tor network and relays :)


There are just few steps necessary to join Tor on OpenBSD 🌻 🧅 🐡

Comments or feedbacks are welcomed and appreciated.