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

From: "Sebastian G. <bastik.tor>" <bastik.tor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

David H. Lipman:
I wanted to update my Vidalia Bundle (Tor, Polipo & Vidalia) but I could NOT find the
software I have traditionally used.

I want to use Tor mainly for its Proxy capability and no-where could I find the Vidalia
Bundle which contains Vidalia, Tor and Polipo.

You can use the TorBrowserBundle (TBB), it contains Tor and Vidalia. The
downside is you would have to launch the TorBrowser (Firefox with some
patches and addons) although you don't plan to use it as browser.

At the current state you have to start the browser and if you close it
Tor and Vidalia will exit. That was supposed to be changed so that Tor
and Vidalia would keep running and Tor could be used for other traffic
or just for (re-)starting the TorBrowser only when needed without
bootstrapping again.

All the other Vidalia Bundles (Bridge/Relay/Exit) contain Tor and
Vidalia. So you could download the Vidalia Bridge Bundle, install it and
change the settings in Vidalia* to be a client only. (If you aren't
comfortable with helping censored people or your system isn't up long
enough, or for what ever reason)

*Settings > [Sharing] > "Run as a client only"

Polipo was removed from the bundles. If your software requires a proxy
because it can't speak socks you can install it on your own. People
should be knowing what they are doing or use it for their special cases...

It can be started when Vidalia starts
Settings >> [General] > "Start a proxy app... when Tor starts"
check it and point to the executable.
You can pass arguments to the proxy if required.

Sebastian (bastik_tor)


At this time I have downloaded the TBB and extracted the DLL and EXE files for Tor, OpenSSL and Vidalia and copied the respective updated files to their "C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle" respective locations.

I am ONLY interested in the Tor Network and Proxy association on As noted, I am not alone in this application of the traditional Vidalia Bundle.

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