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(FWD) Re: Something Strange Happens to google when Tor is enabled

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Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 14:21:19 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Re: Something Strange Happens to google when Tor is enabled
From: "Alexis Villebrun" <alex@xxxxxxxx>
To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


Just modify the searchplugins/google.src like this :

     <input name="q" user>
     <inputnext name="start" factor="10">
  +  <input name="hl" value="en">
     <input name="ie" value="utf-8">
     <input name="oe" value="utf-8">


On Lun 4 septembre 2006 12:32, Siera Leone a écrit :
> I went directly to www.google.com but the same problem came up. On the
> Gernan google homepage there is a link to google in english. When I put my
> mouse over it, the url I will be going to is www.google.com/nrc which
> redirects me back to google.com. I typed in google.com/nrc and it did the
> same thing. Now can you or anybody please help me make a search plugin
> that includes google.com/nrc. I tried to make one, and will try again, so
> that I can get google to be in english. Thanks Andrea for your insight on
> how the google search plugin works,
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> From: Andrea <andrea_moro@xxxxxxxx>
> To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Monday, September 4, 2006 5:17:38 AM
> Subject: Re: Something Strange Happens to google when Tor is enabled
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> i think that google have this strange behavior because the search plugin
> of firefox use this address: www.google.com and this address try to
> redirect to the google-localized(.de .fr .it) viewing the ip that have
> requested the page. most of the exit tor node are situated in germany
> and in this way the most time you go to www.google.com you are
> redirected to www.google.de(try to go directly to www.google.com).
> a.m.
> Siera Leone wrote:
>> I just started to use Tor with the firefox extention. When the extention
>> is on and I do a Google search wether it's with the search plugin in
>> firefox or going to google.com I get rerouted to google.de which is not
>> in english. I can use the english version of google just fine without
>> the extention on and when I use IE with Tor running in the background.
>> The workaround for this is to leave tor off when doing a google search
>> and enableing it in firefox when I am done. Since Tor is all about
>> privacy, I'm exposing my IP to google when I do this. Can you please
>> explain my problem if you can and tell me how to fix it? Also, I'm
>> behind a router so I don't know if that means anything. Thanks.
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