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Re: Configure TorDNS

First I want to apologize for the barrage of questions - I normally read
as much as I can before posting, and in this case I have, but Googling
TorDNS does not bring much in the way of results...  That being said I
want to ask questions in an intelligent way even though some of them may
seem elementary (probably are to most of you).

So I downloaded the TorDNS localhost version.  That magically worked :) 
I'd still like to find out which files I need to edit to get the other
version working.  In the meantime - here's one more:

I have ZoneAlarm installed.  I have noticed that TorDNS gets ZoneAlarm
to popup to tell me TorDNS is trying to access the net with the
following IP addresses: (the Tor app)

I wonder why it tries to connect to two separate ports for Tor.

Also, since I have disabled the DNS Client service and have changed the
DNS Server to I can no longer ping machines on my LAN.  Is
there a workaround for this?


Steven Colbert wrote:
> OK -
> I have downloaded and copied the following files to c:\program files\tor:
>  - tordns.exe
>  - startup.exe
> I ran startup.exe and tordns.exe (which gives me the sys tray icon that
> shows
> I configured the Windows Firewall to allow TorDNS to be an exception.
> Changed the TCP/IP Settings to use as the only DNS Server
> (leaving the 2nd one blank).
> I edited the hosts. file in \windows\system32\drivers\etc\ to add a line:
>  - socklocal
> I stopped the DNSCache service
> I restarted Tor
> Everything works except that DNS entries are not being resolved - in
> other words I cannot surf the net.
> The directions at http://sandos.ath.cx/~badger/tordns.html are very
> unclear and I am sure I missed something.  Can anyone let me know what
> it is?
> TIA,
> Steve