|I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 from 10.04. 11.04 uses Firefox 6.02.|
I followed these instructions (https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en) and so added the Tor repository to my /etc/apt/sources.list then apt-get'd tor and tor-geoipdb.
I have three questions about the changes I have noticed from 10.04.
a) It appears that Polipo is no longer required. My Firefox proxy settings show SOCKS 5 at 127.0.0.1 but the HTTP and SSL boxes are empty. Presumably this is correct as Tor is a SOCKS proxy so all HTTP goes via it. Can I confirm that all DNS now can go directly to Tor rather than requiring Polipo as the HTTP intermediary as was previously the case.
I appreciate that when you turn Torbutton "on" then network.proxy.socks_remote_dns becomes "true" which I assume means that DNS indeed does go through Tor (rather than to my ISP).
I see that network.dns.disablePrefetch;true also becomes "true" and presumably this also assists in maintaining the remote DNS.
b) I also assume that Vidalia is now an "optional extra" rather than required. It seems as if Torbutton has replaced it. Is this correct?
c) I note that the torrc file has moved from /home/myname/.vidalia/torrc to /etc/tor/torrc. Why?
When downloading Torbutton from (https://www.torproject.org/torbutton/) the Mozilla screen said "author not verified". Why is this?
Thanks! Much appreciated!
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