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Re: IP address blocked on certain site

On Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:52:25 +0000
"Geoff Down" <geoffdown@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 22:21 -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.
>  I understood that Firefox couldn't be trusted to not leak DNS requests,
>  hence the need for an HTTP proxy like Polipo. I'm running an old
>  version of Firefox though - are the newer ones fixed in this regard?

Only if the configuration option network.proxy.socks_remote_dns (only
accessible in about:config) is set to true.

Torbutton will ensure that this option is set properly.

Robert Ransom

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