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Re: Newbie needs help


On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Bob
Williams<security@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 12:53 barrowhillfarm:~> killall tor
> 12:53 barrowhillfarm:~> tor -f /etc/tor/torrc
> Jul 24 12:54:15.469 [notice] Tor v0.2.0.35. This is experimental software. Do
> not rely on it for strong anonymity. (Running on Linux x86_64)
> Jul 24 12:54:15.470 [notice] Initialized libevent version 1.4.5-stable using
> method epoll. Good.
> Jul 24 12:54:15.470 [notice] Opening Socks listener on
> Jul 24 12:54:15.470 [warn] Could not bind to Address already
> in use. Is Tor already running?
> Jul 24 12:54:15.470 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Failed to bind one
> of the listener ports.
> Jul 24 12:54:15.470 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.
> 12:54 barrowhillfarm:~>
> I know there is nothing else trying to use port 9050 as /etc/services says so:
> #               9027-9079   Unassigned
> What next?

I guess your Tor is ok. Please follow the instructions provided by others.

Next time you want to kill Tor, check out its process id (`pidof tor`
or `ps ax | grep tor | grep -v grep`) and kill that explicitly via
`kill <pid>`. Make sure you're the same user that started Tor when you
kill it. Check if its still running afterwards (`ps ax | grep tor |
grep -v grep`).

Christian (kaner)