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Re: [tor-talk] MapAddress and AllowDotExit

On Nov 24, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Jim wrote:

> Hi All,
> I just discovered empirically that to allow the MapAddress option to
> work, AllowDotExit must be set to 1.
> 1)  While perhaps this was written between the lines, I didn't find it
> spelled out out anywhere.  If it is to remain this way, perhaps this
> should be explicitly spelled out in the man page.  Which brings me
> to ...
> 2)  Is this behavior desirable?  As I understand it, the reason the
> AllowDotExit option exists in the first place is because it is dangerous
> to allow dot exit notation from the browser and using dot exit notation
> from the browser causes other problems.  If one or more MapAddress
> directives are included in torrc, it seems pretty obvious that they are
> intended to be followed.  Should AllowDotExit be changed so that it only
> applies to dot exit notation from the browser and MapAddress directives
> are followed regardless?
> Regards,
> Jim

This is not at all intended behaviour. Please file a bug, including
details about what you saw when you tested it, on
https://trac.torproject.org so it may be fixed (hopefully quickly).

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