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Re: Confused about Tor settings
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The configuration that Torbutton sets is perfectly fine.
"Newer Firefoxes have the ability to send DNS resolves through the socks
proxy, and Torbutton will make use of this feature if it is available in
your version of Firefox."
The tor configuration help page doesn't take this into account. I would
imagine that 184.108.40.206 is new enough to have this feature, but you may
want to update to 220.127.116.11 to be on the safe side (a good idea anyway).
jon smith wrote:
> I'd installed the vidalia-bundle-0.1.1.23-0.0.7-tiger
> and set up Firefox 18.104.22.168 (Mac) exactly as shown
> i.e. the first four set to "localhost Port: 8118",
> and SOCKS Host to "localhost Port: 9050"
> This seemed to work according to the recommended test
> sites. But then I read somewhere that the "use proxy
> server for all protocols" box should be ticked. Which
> made no sense to me as that sets SOCKS Host to
> Port:8118 anyway. So I installed Torbutton 1.0.4
> thinking it'd do it all for me. But that set both the
> FTP Proxy and Gopher to "<blank> Port: 0". I emailed
> the creator of Torbutton who kindly explained that
> this is correct as otherwise ftp connections (set to
> 8118) would fail. I had thought that was supposed to
> happen (to prevent DNS leaks...or something). I've
> also read that if your browser uses SOCKS 4a you
> should use that (instead of the SOCKS v5 setting).
> This is hopelessly confusing to me. I've tried to
> understand the notes, but can't get my brain around
> any of this stuff. Could anyone please confirm/explain
> to a moron the exact, correct settings? Or is this
> just not for folk like me?
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