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Re: [tor-talk] Vidalia Bundle (Tor, Polipo & Vidalia)

From: "Julian Yon" <julian@xxxxxxxxxx>

On Thu, 6 Dec 2012 08:39:05 -0500
"David H. Lipman" <DLipman@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

We stopped distributing polipo a while ago, see
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/6039 for the
progress in getting the references off the page.

Not happy about that.

I guess I will NOT update the software and Tor Browser bundle is NOT
what is wanted at all.

For example I uses the combo of Tor, Polipo and Vidalia with Malzilla.

Nothing stops you pointing your browser at your own copy of Polipo[1]
and pointing that at Tor's SOCKS port. Or skipping Polipo (as it's no
longer a technical necessity) and pointing your browser directly at
Tor. Having said that, the Tor Browser *is* Mozilla, with a handful of
patches and a couple of preinstalled addons. If you're experienced
enough to understand the implications of not using the default setup,
then you're experienced enough to take what's in the bundle and
configure it some other way. And if you really can't spare the 35M that
the superfluous browser takes up, then delete it!


[1] http://www.pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~jch/software/polipo/

I depended upon the Vidalia Bundle which provided Tor and Polipo with the Vidalia GUI. I don't use "my own copy of Polipo" nor is it my intention to use it with with a Browser.

I took advantage of the Tor & Polipo combination where Vidalia managed the connection and setup and ease of editing of configuration files. Once I ran Vidalia I could use it with Malzilla http://malzilla.sourceforge.net/ (not Mozilla) or with a WGET command line such as...

WGET proxy=--execute=http_proxy= c8.uk3.in:5754/kx/uy.exe

Or with any other software that can use a Proxy. Something that is needed with GeoIP specific sites or sites that memorize and log IP addresses that have already accessed said site. Getting a new IP was as easy as selecting "New Identity" in Vidalia. Thus the trio worked symbiotically for the application requirement.

There was no announcement of a change in tor.announce and it should NOT be assumed that we read https://blog.torproject.org/blog . I am not the only one who uses (has used) the traditional Vidalia Bundle in the fashion I described.

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