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Re: Newbie needs help

On Friday 24 July 2009 12:26:39 Scott Bennett wrote:
>      On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 12:18:52 +0100 Bob Williams
> <security@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >On Friday 24 July 2009 12:09:48 Bob Williams wrote:
> >> On Friday 24 July 2009 11:58:09 DM wrote:
> >> > Go to www.whatismyipaddress.com and compare the reported ip address
> >> > with your assigned addressed.
> >>
> >> That shows my correct WAN IP address, as allocated by my ISP. I presume
> >> that shows that tor is not working.
>      Just a thought...when you look at the bottom of your firefox window,
> do you see a small box that says, "Tor Enabled" in green lettering?  If it
> has red lettering saying, "Tor Disabled", try clicking on it.
Yes, I can turn it green (enabled), but when I do, it warns me
"The most recent Tor proxy test failed to use Tor.

Are you sure you want to enable anyway?"

> >BTW, when I open the ports in my router do I have to specify the UDP
> > protocol as well as TCP?
>      If you are running tor only as a client, you should not need to do
> anything to your router.  If you are running tor also as a relay, then you
> do need to set RDR rules for your ORPort and, optionally, DirPort.  tor
> does not directly provide any sort of UDP service to the outside world, so
> no, you needn't worry about doing anything about UDP at all in your router
> for tor operation.
Thanks, that's good to know. My intention in installing Tor/Privoxy is 
ultimately to provide a relay, rather than anonymising my own activity, though 
that might be interesting.  ATM I am trying to get it working properly as a 
client, before exploring the wonders of relays ;)