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Re: [tor-talk] tbb (disable network is set)

On 04/03/2017 09:13 AM, 0xdog wrote:
> Hello.
> I don't know if this is the correct mailing list to post this
> question, so in that case my apologies in advance.
> Last year I was using TBB (on windows server 2003 32bits PC) for a
> while and it was working perfect, suddenly it stopped working and the
> logs said "DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept
> non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing
> connections...". At that time I just stopped using TBB and I checked
> TBB frequently, one day, suddenly again, apparently with no change on
> my computer or my network it started working again for a while but
> right now I have the same problem as before, it stopped working again
> and the logs said "DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or
> accept...".
> Now I have a strong decision to find where is the problem:

Tor browser may do this if your uplink gets interrupted at a particular
stage in getting the network consensus. I believe that it's a defense
against attempts to force use of malicious relays. The simplest fix is
to delete and reinstall Tor browser, after saving bookmarks if desired.
Or you could manually reset the flag.

> 1. I have spent a lot of hours surfing the web looking for a solution.
> Many many people has the same problem, but only a few have found a
> solution.
> 2. The rules and firewall of my antivirus are fine,  even with the
> antivirus totally deactivated it does not work.
> 3. I have normal access to torproject.org throught firefox browser so
> I don´t think my ISP is blocking the tor network or doing DPI.
> 4. I have checked my timezone against an internet service and the time
> of my system seems to be incorrect but since I am behind a proxy
> server that is far from my hands my timezone is that of the proxy
> server and I can not fix it. Do you think this is the cause of the
> problem? In this case is there a workarround for this?
> 5. I have been viewing the tor source code trying to figure out under
> which conditions the DisableNetwork flag is set to 1, no much advance.
> Can someone point out which source file is the one I´m looking for?
> I can post the whole logs if someone is interested.
> Thanks. Best regards.
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