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Re: Confused about Tor settings

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it's pissing me off that the dns leak problem hasn't been plugged yet,
to the point that i'm teetering on the edge of deciding to dedicate my
weekend to writing a dns proxy to sort this crap out permanently, in
c... a language i'm only moderately competent in... gah... i really want
this sorted, having dns requests flying out when they could be piped
throuh a socks4a proxy is nuts, how has this gone on for so long??? WTF!
*sigh* well if someone gets this het up about it then maybe they'll do
something :D *grin*

*looks at the tor source to get some idea of what i am up against*

jon smith wrote:
>  --- glymr <glymr_darkmoon@xxxxxxx> wrote: 
>> i'm pretty sure someone has written some dns proxy
>> that queries through
>> tor, i have a vague memory that it was only
>> implemented in windows
>> however. i'm going to look into this because i think
>> it'd be rather cool
>> to actually resolve all dns queries through tor,
>> although sometimes that
>> may wind up with different ip addresses depending on
>> the exit node doing
>> the query.
> I still don't get it. Tor is for anonymity. DNS leaks
> compromise anonymity (apparently anyone with 2 brain
> cells on nodding terms can figure out where you're
> going). The Tor documentation implies, however, the
> setting ftp to fail (port 8118) solves this. But I
> think people are saying DNS leaks are unavoidable. So
> what's the point of Tor(?). 
> Either there is no point or I'm not getting it. But
> anyway, it seems to me no average computer user is
> going to make sense of all this. And I certainly
> can't. So, as they say in the 'Dragons Den' (obscure,
> UK cultural reference point)..."I'm out!". :-)
> Thanks, all those who tried to help. 
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