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Re: Force exitnode oddness

Tor cares about the hostname it is told to connect to having the
'.exit' suffix - privoxy won't modify that (afaik). What you want to
modify with privoxy is the Host header, so the server you're
connecting to can properly handle virtual hosting. So, you want a
filter rule to modify the Host header and remove '.something.exit'
from the end if present. I'm not a privoxy user myself, so I don't
have any insight on how to actually do that, but I hope that helps.

- John Brooks

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 8:14 PM, Geoff Down <downie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have Privoxy, so that is possible (if anyone has the filter rule already I
> would appreciate it).
> But if Privoxy strips the .exit bit, how does Tor then get the information
> about which node to use?
> GD
> On 30 Sep 2008, at 01:13, coderman wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 5:07 PM, Geoff Down <downie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> ...
>>> the hostname is being rejected because it contains the .<node>.exit .
>>> Presumably that should have been stripped by my Tor client or the exit
>>> node.
>> you actually need a proxy that supports the .exit syntax scrubbing,
>> like privoxy with appropriate rules, in order to use .exit syntax for
>> a virtual host domain to work properly.  otherwise, the host header
>> (and possibly other values, like cookie domain) will be incorrect.
>> best regards,