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"router get by nickname" on request to dir server appears to be failing

(v0.1.1.26 client on Win2Ksp4+)

I have a few nodes I exclude in my torrc with ExcludeNodes configuration.

When I start tor (using vidalia) I get a series of error messages in my log. eg

[Warning] router_get_by_nickname(): You specified a server "xxx" by name, but the directory authorities do not have a listing for this name. To make sure you get the same server in the future, refer to it by key, as "$xxxxx".

Yet these servers are all in my tor directory file and on xenobite's listing https://torstat.xenobite.eu/.

I've noticed I even get routes (1st hop) to some of them, perhaps this is because router_get_by_nickname() fails.

I believe keys can change, so I use nicknames because they always seem to be there. Its only for a few nodes, just where I have seen problems in the past (eg always returning "closed connection" when exit node/had unusual script injection from).

Can this be fixed or is it just my fault?

Also how do I turn off logging of

[Warning] fetch_from_buf_socks(): Your application (using socks5 on port 80) is giving Tor only an IP address. Applications that do DNS resolves themselves may leak information. Consider using Socks4A (e.g. via privoxy or socat) instead.  For more information, please see http://wiki.noreply.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#SOCKSAndDNS.

without turning off all the warning logging. I use plenty of socks 5 linked apps which will  have the ip resolved. I also have a local ip/url cache which will also resolve them. I understand why its there I'd just like to turn them off. They get in the way. 


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