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Re: DNS issue: Tor works great but VPNs do not - why?


On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 1:44 PM, Matthew <pumpkin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I am on a University network.  I do not have control of my DNS settings.
> When I use OpenDNS, for example, I cannot get any connection.  This is
> understandable.

For more information about DNS and Tor, see [0] and [1]. But are you
really sure its a DNS issue? Without further information I'd say that
one obvious answer would be that your University firewall simply
blocks the VPN ports (UDP 1194 for instance), but allows https-like
traffic on port 443.


[0] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#IkeepseeingthesewarningsaboutSOCKSandDNSandinformationleaks.ShouldIworry
[1] http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Jul-2010/msg00007.html
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