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Re: Need help getting started

On 12/20/2009 02:55 AM, bao song wrote:
> I'll assume you downloaded the easy installation version for Windows,
> and that you may have downloaded a broken version. Some downloads
> provided Polipo but then tried to connect through Privoxy. 

This was a display issue with Torbutton.  In both Torbutton 1.2.2 and
Torbutton 1.2.3, it configures firefox to connect on localhost:8118.

Torbutton 1.2.2 had text that said "use privoxy", torbutton 1.2.3 has
text that says "use polipo".  In both cases, the result was the same.
Firefox was configured to use whichever http proxy was shipped on port 8118.

The tor browser bundles (aka the easy bundle) have always included polipo.

There was a bug with bundles that included vidalia 0.2.3 through 0.2.4
where polipo wouldn't start with the correct configuration file.  This
is fixed in vidalia 0.2.6 on osx and linux.  It's fixed in vidalia 0.2.5
on windows.

Rather than talking about some esoteric versions, use the latest
available bundle is generally the easiest advice.

As for the original poster, you never said what you downloaded and
installed, and if there are any errors in the Message Log.  With all
your anti-bad stuff software installed, most likely localhost is
firewalled off from everything. This breaks tor.

Andrew Lewman
The Tor Project
pgp 0x31B0974B

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