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Re: [tor-talk] How to install tor in Linux just as secure as tor-browser-bundle ?

On 01/14/12 18:56, Tor Relays at brwyatt.net wrote:
For some reason, FireFox doesn't do DNS resolution over SOCKS proxies
(this is a known bug). Using an HTTP proxy (such as Polipo) will fix this
(you have to also set FireFox to use it). The following tutorial should
help, but the basic idea is to install Polipo, and have it connect to the
Tor SOCKS proxy. http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t807851/

Actually, Firefox does not use SOCKS for name resolution only in default setting (unless you are talking about different bug). There's "network.proxy.socks_remote_dns" in about:config, which needs to be set to true. And even with this setting addons may cause FF to leak DNS queries (e.g. "@mozilla.org/network/dns-service;1" component).

Another important detail I noticed is that TBB does not launch plugin-container process *at all*, so no binary plugins or addons with binary components work (not just java and flash). Even unchecking the "disable plugins" option in TorButton settings won't make binary compoments work (I wonder how they managed this).

On Sat, 14 Jan 2012 20:27:45 +0530, "J. Bakshi"<bakshi12@xxxxxxxxx>
What Should I do here ? I have not found privoxy/socat/polipo in tor
bundle package. So what step do I need to configure
my locally installed tor to make it as secured as tor-bundle. Also
interested to have Aurora browser as it has specially tweaked
for tor. Is it safe to simply download the aurora from net ?

First, look at TBB's TorButton settings and modified entries in about:config. I think this is the code repo used for building TBB: https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbrowser.git

So you'd have to build TBB yourself anyway (or manually tweak Aurora and addons with whatever settings are specified in the build scripts).

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