On 2/3/2011 5:09 PM, Aplin, Justin M wrote:
On 2/3/2011 5:53 PM, Geoff Down wrote:I am using Torbutton. It is supposed to Torrify Firefox - yes?
1) Sorry, should've mentioned clearing cache. It couldn't have been (in this case) Firefox cache, because on one 'test,' I closed the site's tab AND cleared Fx cache. Were no cookies involved. Still same denial.
2) Using Torbutton, in Preferences>Security Settings>Cache, "block Tor disk cache & clear all cache on Tor toggle" is checked by default. Implies Tor is ?? using memory cache?
There is a 2nd setting, "block disk and memory cache during Tor"
The Torbutton Design Documentation says Opt. 1 - above,
This option causes Torbutton to call nsICacheService.evictEntries(0) on Tor toggle to remove all entries from the cache. In addition, this setting causes Torbutton to set browser.cache.disk.enable to false.I confirmed Torbutton enabled does set "browser.cache.disk.enable" to false. So when Torbutton is enabled, no cache in Fx. Therefore, the "clear all cache on Tor toggle" must be talking about Tor mem cache (I assume).
Torbutton Preferences description (for the 2 above ):
3) I'm sure I closed Fx, so that would've closed Torbutton & (since mine is set to default) cleared all cache. Even though don't have Torbutton's "Block disk & mem cache during Tor" check, when I closed Fx & manually cleared it's cache, all disk & mem cache should ? have been cleared. At the time, was trying to clear every cache I could think of / find, so clicking my "Clear Cache" addon's icon would've been 1st step.
Why, after getting all new nodes & especially new exit node IP address (I confirmed was a new address), would Tor send an old IP address (? from memory) to the site? Doesn't make sense. If Tor WAS sending an old address (to any site) after getting new exit address, something's really wrong. Doubt that's the case.
Further, for Torbutton FAQs:
Which Firefox extensions do you recommend?Not sure about the referrer spoofing - don't think it's relevant here. Torbutton default is to disable sending referrer header - has nothing to do w/ an "old" IP address.
SafeCache: Don't know what this Torbutton FAQ is implying. If Torbutton disables Fx from disk caching, & if Torbutton "block Tor disk cache..." option is checked - what's left -memory?
I don't know that SafeCache does anything w/ memory cache in any manner. So, I'm confused why Torbutton page is recommending it. Is the Torbutton page assuming only using Tor w/o Torbutton (which, by default, disables disk caching)?