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Re: EXPERIMENTAL Windows binary for; please let us know if it works.

Hi  *Matt Edman*   :

> On Oct 6, 2006, at 1:50 PM, Claude LaFrenière wrote:
>> Typical error messages are:
>> "instructions at address 0x0012e7a7 use memory address 0x00000800.
>> Memory can't be read"
>> at boot time
> Is this message from Tor crashing or from Vidalia crashing? 

I Fixed it by moving torrc and the other files from APPDATA%\Tor\ to

I mention this for the other W32 users who read this news group...

> We should  
> try to sort out which of the problems you have mentioned are from the  
> new tor.exe and which are Vidalia bugs. The best way to test this is  
> probably to simply run Tor by itself for awhile and see how it goes.  
> If you've found Vidalia bugs, please add them to Vidalia's bugtracker  
> at http://trac.vidalia-project.net/

OK. I'll send Vidalia bugs there. Thanks.

>> "Impossible to start Tor Win32 Service on local computer, Error 2 :
>> specified file not found."
>> if I try to start the service manually.
> [...]

I fixed it the same way the other err. message...

>> Did the torrc file [and the other files of this folder]
>> must be copied from here:
>> C:\Documents and Settings\Administrateur\Application Data\Tor\torrc
>> to there:
>> C:\Program Files\TOR
> NT service support in Tor has required you to move your torrc from % 
> APPDATA%\Tor\ to %PROGRAMFILES%\Tor\  for the past 1.5 years or so.  

First news. I'm running a Tor server since the last August.

> Vidalia should do this for the user eventually, but it doesn't yet.  
> Vidalia's support for running Tor as an NT service is quite new and  
> nowhere near complete. We currently assume that a user wishing to run  
> their Tor as a service knows what they're doing. 

I know what I'm doing. Be sure of this. :-D

> See http:// 
> wiki.noreply.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#Win32SystemTrayService  
> for more information.

Yes Sir.
Services can be also controled with sc or net command line...

>> Did we have to add "ControlPort 9051" to the command line ?
> Vidalia should probably take care of this, too. But, like I mentioned  
> previously, we currently assume that a user running Tor as a service  
> knows they should add a ControlPort to their torrc. We'll get to it  
> one day.

I asked this question because the command line of Tor
when runned as user program include this variable
but not when it's runned as NT Service.

>>    Vidalia can not update automatically the new IP address
>>    and this must be done manually ...
>> When The Ip address is manually changed in Vidalia it's updated in  
>> message log.
>>    But Did it is updated in the Tor network too ? I'm not sure of  
>> this...
> I do not understand what you are saying here. If you're pretty sure  
> it's a bug in Vidalia, please create a ticket on our bugtracker and  
> tell us what to do to reproduce the bug, what sort of errors you get,  
> what you expected Vidalia to do in response, and so on.

I have a dynamic IP address. When this address is changed for any reason
the new one is never taked in account by Vidalia and by Tor...

The variable "Address" in torrc file is not updated automatically
and Tor is still running with the old one...

>>    in Vidalia | Network Map
>>    No connections are shown except <empty>
>>    No connections are build according to Vidalia display:
>>    and
>>    no internet access are possible thru Tor with a web browser for  
>> example
> Sounds like your Tor is having trouble building circuits. Does your  
> message log give you any hints?

Nothings in the log.

I have these symptoms:
in Vidalia | Network Map
   No connections are shown except <empty>
   No connections are build according to Vidalia display:
   no internet access are possible thru Tor with a web browser

>> 3-  When Tor is stopped from Vidalia the Tor service is stopped
>>     but Vidalia shows "Tor is stopping" and remain in this state..
> This was a Vidalia bug we fixed recently for the next Vidalia release.


>> 4- The log in stdout do not give typical informations such as Server
>> fingerprint, OR and DIR port reacheable and so on...
> I do not understand what you are talking about here.

stdout : standard output: the screen display in Vidalia.
When Tor is started, normally there is informations in the log such as
Server fingerprint, DIR and OR reachable...

When Tor is runned as NT Service these informations are not displayed in
the "stdout" ...
>> 5- If you want to save the Vidalia log file to C:\Program
>> Files\TOR\Tor-log.txt  you have to create Tor-log.txt manually
>> *before* saving the log there  otherwise this crash Vidalia (not Tor).
> Odd. I have been unable to reproduce this with Vidalia on Windows or  
> OS X. If you have some more hints on how to reproduce them, please  
> add them to Vidalia's bugtracker.
> Thanks for the feedback.

You're wellcome.
Claude LaFrenière