Vidalia (software)

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Vidalia showing a network map
Original author(s) Matt Edman, Justin Hipple
Developer(s) Tomás Touceda
Initial release 28 February 2006; 12 years ago (2006-02-28)
Last release 0.2.21 (3 December 2012; 6 years ago (2012-12-03)) [±]
Preview release 0.3.1 alpha (27 February 2012; 6 years ago (2012-02-27)) [±]
Development status Unmaintained [1]
Written in C++, Qt
Operating system OS X, Microsoft Windows, Unix-like
Available in 30 languages
Type Anonymity, GUI
License GNU GPL v2 (with OpenSSL exception)
Vidalia control panel

Vidalia is a discontinued[2] cross-platform GUI for controlling Tor, built using Qt. It allows the user to start, stop or view the status of Tor, view, filter or search log messages, monitor bandwidth usage, and configure some aspects of Tor. Vidalia also makes it easier to contribute to the Tor network by optionally helping the user set up a Tor relay.

Another prominent feature of Vidalia is its Tor network map, which lets the user see the geographic location of relays on the Tor network, as well as where the user's application traffic is going.

The name comes from the Vidalia onion since Tor uses onion routing.

Vidalia is released under the GNU General Public License. It runs on any platform supported by Qt 4.2, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux or other Unix-like variants using the X11 window system.

See also


  1. Hahn, Sebastian (9 February 2015). "Removal of Vidalia content from our website". tor-talk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Plain Vidalia Bundles to be Discontinued (Don't Panic!) | The Tor Blog". Retrieved 2015-05-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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