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Re: Question about the vulnerability

Freemor, thanks a lot - that makes perfect sense...glad I upgraded 


On Sat, 11 Aug 2007 18:13:12 -0400 Freemor <freemor@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Sat, 2007-11-08 at 15:33 -0400, nobledark@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> Roger, thank you for your response - I did follow that thread 
>> it came out and upgraded my systems. The question I have is not 
>> really about the vulnerability but more of a general operational 
>> one - in what situations is the control port actually used? If I 
>> not running a Tor server but using Tor in client mode, does the 
>> Control Port get used? What is it used for? 
>The control port is used to let you, another program, another 
>control/communicate with TOR. If you just install tor as a client 
>don't mess about with the config file the control port should be 
>by default. if you install a tor/Vidalia bundle the control port 
>need to be open so Vidalia can control/communicate with TOR Same 
>go for if you were using TorK, if your TOR is on a net appliance 
>configured to be controlled/communicate with Vidalia/TorK/etc on 
>Privoxy doesn't fall into this discussion as it just shuttles data
>through tor rather then communicating with TOR
>you can read more on the control port at:
>long story short... if you are using a GUI for tor the control 
>port is
>most likely open.
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