I tried searching the community, but couldn’t find something really.
So I’ve setup the Tor add-on successfully (which was not really hard ) and I can access my HA using a Tor Browser App. All good so far. I’ve also activated the SOCKS proxy by just setting
socks: true. It also has the Container-Port mapping in the “Network” section set to 9050:9050.
When I (just for fun / testing purposes) try to connect to myonionurl.onion:9050 using a Tor Browser, it says “this port is used for something else, blabla”. So it seeeeeems(??) that it could connect to it and the port is open. Although I don’t see it in
However: My questions are:
- How would I connect to the SOCKS proxy from anything outside a Tor Browser? Because I obviously can’t connect to myonionurl.onion:9050, as it’s unreachable outside a Tor Browser.
- Does the HA Companion App even support connecting to / through a SOCKS proxy?
Which ultimately results in the questions:
3. Can the companion app even access my instance through Tor / a SOCKS proxy, or in order to get the app working outside my home network, I really have to go through the hole punching / DynDNS path?
In the end, my ultimate goal is not even using the app, but just updating my presence / geolocaton, what the app does. So I can detect if I am home or not (Yes I know there are also other ways to detect if somebody is home, like detecting who’s on the network. But I also want to use this type of location tracking using GPS)
Thanks and greetings,