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Re: Problems making tor work

On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 10:49:12PM -0400, vivire wrote:
> Configured Firefox (dropped back and tried Mozilla
> also) to use a 'manual poxy configuration', to use
> a SOCKS v4 proxy (also tried v5) and added
> 'localhost'  to the Socks Host field and 5090 to
> the Socks Host Port field.

I think you meant 9050, not 5090.

Also, you shouldn't be using Tor directly as a SOCKS proxy: doing so
can leak information via DNS requests.  (See
http://wiki.noreply.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#SOCKSAndDNS .)

Instead, you should point your web browser at an HTTP proxy like
privoxy, and tell the proxy to use SOCKS4a to connect to Tor.  For
instructions on this, see 

Please don't hesitate to ask us any more questions that you may have.

Nick Mathewson

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