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Re: Pidgin with TOR

On Thu, 31 Dec 2009 07:10:21 -0500
Flamsmark <flamsmark@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 2009/12/31 emigrant <fromwindowstolinux@xxxxxxxxx>
> > hi all,
> > i am using the pidgin with ubuntu. and i installed TOR as well.
> > i want to set up TOR to one of the yahoo accounts in pidgin.
> > so i went to proxy settings and changed the gnome proxy setttings
> > into socks5 and host and port 9050.
> > but each time i restart pidgin the yahoo account wont' start. i
> > think its may be due to yahoo email is opened?
> >
> > how can i solve the problem?
> >
> > thank you very much.
> >
> >
> Port 9050 is your web proxy (probably Polipo). Pidgin wants to use a
> Socks proxy, so you should set the port to 8118, which is where Tor
> itself is listening.

Um... 9050 is TOR and SOCKS5. 8118 is Privoxy and HTTP.


His problem is more likely due to Yahoo changing their protocol and
breaking Pidgin yet again. It happens quite regularly. One of the many
reasons I stopped using Yahoo.



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