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[tor-talk] [warn] Rejecting SOCKS request…

Jun 03 23:02:51.000 [warn] Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address [scrubbed]. [2 similar message(s) suppressed in last 300 seconds]

I have done some reading on what this means but am still unclear. I see this warning because I %include a ‘log notice’ line. Using Tor Browser and visiting some websites causes this warning to appear. 

At first the warning sounded like a webpage might have a JavaScript on it that was able to concoct a command to talk the SOCKS protocol specifically to [invade privacy]. This seemed possible since I didn’t check the log as I browse and sometimes I am forced to enable JavaScript and thus load external js files. Yes, I do my best to conscientiously always browse with JS off.

But after paying closer attention during browsing and looking at the source of a page I loaded, I’m pretty sure the message is generated by various in-line JavaScripts. Please excuse me for not actually testing this. 

Below are a few trac tickets regarding the log notice [warn] and for a twist of irony which I didn’t intend, the StackExchange page will generate this [warn] and you can also read about what is said there. :-) 

My question is similar ~ what does this warning mean? What’s being attempted? Perhaps a websockets connection? I see wss:// is in the Stack Exchange source. But a check of Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebSocket indicates websockets is designed to work/upgrade/[hijack] traditional http port 80 & port 443 connections.  So this perhaps is why I don’t see ws:// or wss:// in other webpages which generate a [warn]? 

Is the “private address [scrubbed]” in my LAN? Or is it inside of one of these tracking companies? 

Last but not least I am sure a “Thank You Tor Developers” is in order for blocking these things!

Option for downgrading "Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address” log

Can requests to be used to fingerprint the browser?

What does “[Warning] Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address [scrubbed].” means?
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