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Re: Annoying loop situation
On Saturday 22 August 2009 10:33:01 downie - wrote:
> From: security@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > To: or-talk@xxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: Annoying loop situation
> > Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 08:46:57 +0100
> > On Friday 21 August 2009 23:07:22 downie - wrote:
> > > > > On 08/21/2009 10:52 AM, Bob Williams wrote:
> > > > > > I have both privoxy and torbutton installed. When I setup
> > > > > > Firefox's proxy settings to use http and ssl through 127.0.0.1
> > > > > > port 8118 and SOCKS host 127.0.0.1 port 9050, torbutton enables
> > > > > > itself. If I then disable torbutton (I'm only really interested
> > > > > > in running a tor relay) the Firefox settings revert to 'No
> > > > > > proxy'.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Bob
> > >
> > > Isn't there the additional complication that if you want to use
> > > Privoxy without Tor, you have to change the Privoxy config file as
> > > well? I don't think Torbutton can do that for you.
> > In what way?
> > forward-socks4a / 127.0.0.1:9050 .
> > forward-socks5 / 127.0.0.1:9050 .
> As I understand it (Library/Privoxy/user-manual/config.html Section 7.5.2)
> those lines forward all requests from Privoxy through Tor: if you want
> Privoxy filtering without using Tor in client mode, you have to comment
> those lines out. Then if at some point you *do* want to use Tor in client
> mode (still with Privoxy), you have to reinstate them. Wiser heads may need
> to confirm this...
That makes sense. It may be that I'll have to settle for not using privoxy for
my normal browsing. My main 'tor' aim is to provide a relay. If I browse with
torbutton enabled, I get funny results for Google searches, in languages that
depend on the location of the exit node ;)