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Re: [tor-talk] Is my ISP censoring my access to Tor?

On 5/18/2012 10:59 PM, Justin Aplin wrote:
On 5/18/2012 7:55 PM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
Starting when? I'm using 2.2.35-11 & the only thing in my unedited torrc file is
You must have checked in Vidalia settings >Advanced, "Configure ContolPort Automatically." I assume that option is not checked by default? It isn't in my settings & the Tor logs only show ports 9050 / 9051 being used. Not that would necessarily make a difference.

I believe this is true for all but the Windows packages, in order to avoid interference with other Tor instances (i.e. other TBB instances or an exit/relay). The only reason this isn't default behavior in Windows packages is because the code used to randomize port selection seems to trigger an inordinate number of antivirus warnings.

~Justin Aplin
Thanks. I thought I might be missing out on something. For Windows TBB users, is "Configure ControlPort Automatically" recommended in any case & when?

If ever recommended under Windows, what are benefits / disadvantages?
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