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Re: Problems with irc because of tor?
On Thursday 20 November 2008 21:25:46 Praedor Atrebates wrote:
> Now I'm really lost on this. Tor quit running (I cannot run
> tor-0.2.1.7-alpha for more than a couple minutes, so it seems. It just
> suddenly quits without any errors. It's running then suddenly it isn't.
> Looks like it is back to the previous version again...
> That said, tor is down/off and I STILL get the same messages for my IRC
> client. It seems that simply running tor briefly is enough to bork my
> IRC client from then on (at least until I reboot)?
Do you run a server yourself? If so, your real IP may be on the irc
server's 'tor blocklist'.
> On Thursday 20 November 2008 16:12:42 Alexander W. Janssen wrote:
> > Sebastian Hahn wrote:
> > >> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: "Praedor Atrebates"
> > >> <praedor@xxxxxxxxx> Gesendet: 20.11.08 21:10:08 An:
> > >> or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Betreff: Problems with irc because of tor?
> > >> Why does running tor suddenly cause me to be unable to connect to
> > >> freenode? I am NOT running a torified irc client. Also, where's
> > >> the address 127.0.0.1 coming from? Why is my REAL IP address now
> > >> invisible (apparently) and tor causing sites to think I am trying
> > >> to use the <illegal> localhost IP?
> > >>
> > >> praedor
> > >
> > > Unfortunately, some service providers choose to not accept Tor users
> > > as part of their userbase and block connections from exit nodes.
> > That wasn't the question, he was wondering why he was using Tor at all
> > though he told his client not to use it.
> > Praedor: Sure you don't use a proxy in your IRC-client? Also, check -
> > if you're using some flavour of UNIX - if you have some variable like
> > http_proxy set.
> > Alex.