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Re: [tor-talk] OpenVPN over Tor [#328 recv_socks_reply TCP timeout]
On 12/14/2013 12:33 PM, grarpamp wrote:
> OpenVPN seems to have issues with slow socks5 servers.
> There is an OpenVPN ticket you could add fixes/patches to.
> recv_socks_reply: TCP port read timeout expired: Operation now in
> progress (errno=36)
I've had this problem as well. There's a poorly documented OpenVPN patch
that adds a username/password option
> #ifdef ENABLE_SOCKS
> - "--socks-proxy s [p]: Connect to remote host through a Socks5
> proxy at address\n"
> - " s and port p (default port = 1080).\n"
> + "--socks-proxy s [p] [up] : Connect to remote host through a
Socks5 proxy at\n"
> + " address s and port p (default port = 1080).\n"
> + " If proxy authentication is required,\n"
> + " up is a file containing username/password
on 2 lines, or\n"
> + " 'stdin' to prompt for console.\n"
> "--socks-proxy-retry : Retry indefinitely on Socks proxy
With Tor gateway VMs, adding "up" (using the VM's username and password)
eliminated the timeout errors.
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