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Re: Tor does not support W95

Ok, thanks William, I'll try it.

The system reports 95b which is osr2. Has the latest dun and wsock.
But could have some older files left over. Tell the truth I'm afraid
each time I upgrade cuz MS instructions are often wrong or their patches
just wreck the os. I'll be going to another os soon, thank God. Did I
ask b4 (i think i did) how do you set this list to digest? All the
messages are going to trash now,-theirs just too many of them. I thought
"set digest" would work, but it didn't. So I guess the old version was
two steps non anon, since the rsg was not working.

On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 10:08:48 -0700, "William Popowich"
<popowich@xxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> <mark485anderson@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 23:33:05 -0400, phobos@xxxxxxxxxx said:
> >> I'm looking for the actual text from the dos window when running tor.
> >> Does it really simply say "Cannot start random no. generator"?
> >
> > [notice] Tor opening new log file.
> > [err] crypto_seed_rng(): Can't get CryptoAPI provider [1]
> > [err] tor_init(): Unable to seed random number generator. Exiting.
> >
> > also get line two above with earlier version that supports win95 but is
> > not anonymous. guess I can't have anonymity and a working version at the
> > same time :-)
> The earlier versions forgot to check whether one of the functions called
> from crypto_seed_rng() failed. Obviously the call still failed on your
> system in those releases, but tor carried on anyway which is bad as it's
> rng
> wouldn't have been properly seeded.
> Which version of Windows 95 are you using? I have used tor on win95 osr2
> and
> it works with no problems.
> The functions that seed the rng are located in advapi32.dll.  What
> version
> of this file do you have? You can check by right clicking, select
> properties.
> Maybe you are using the very first windows 95 release which didn't come
> with
> these functions. All you probably need to do is retrieve a later version
> of
> advapi32.dll and simply replace your one with it. The updated advapi32
> files
> came with Internet Explorer versions. You don't need to install Internet
> Explorer, just extract the file from the compressed cab file. You can
> also
> find it on many dll download sites.
> -- 
>   William Popowich
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