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Re: IP address blocked on certain site

On 2/3/2011 10:23 PM, Robert Ransom wrote:
On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 22:21:34 -0500
"Aplin, Justin M"<jmaplin@xxxxxxx>  wrote:

On 2/3/2011 8:28 PM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
I am using Torbutton.  It is supposed to Torrify Firefox - yes?
In a roundabout way, yes. Torbutton forwards Firefox traffic to Polipo,
which in turn sends the traffic to the SOCKS port of Tor. Disabling
Torbutton and entering the Tor SOCKS information into Firefox's network
configuration would skip the Polipo part, and eliminate any problems you
might be having with some hidden Polipo cache.
Turning off 'Use Polipo' in the Torbutton Preferences dialog would be
easier and much safer.

Robert Ransom

Do this. I haven't used Tor as a client in months, I'd completely forgotten this was an option. My bad.

~Justin Aplin

Thanks. I can see turning off Polipo as a test, but IF it turns out to be the problem, wouldn't that warrant opening a bug ticket? After all, it really shouldn't be sending addresses no longer valid (or allowing sites to access the old info) - yes? I'd rather not have to stop using Polipo completely. It has a lot of useful functions.

I'm not aware of "hidden" cache in Polipo - others may know more - please chime in. Given it's only happened on one site (this was a free, completely open site), maybe it's a fluke. I really thought others would've seen a lot of same problem. Apparently not. I'll try to recreate problem & make notes as go thru ea step of trying to clear caches, closing apps / processes, etc.
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