Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 12 days ago

#10034 needs_information defect

TB breaks if control settings are changed

Reported by: Remi Owned by: erinn
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version: Tor: 0.2.3.25
Severity: Normal Keywords: control, needs-triage
Cc: brade, mcs Actual Points:
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Description

In Vidalia -> settings -> advanced there is the possibility to change the 'tor control' settings. This might be done to connect using the Stem library.
Changing any of these settings breaks the tb, and gives the message
"The proxy server is refusing connections - Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections."
Although tb can not connect, it is possible to connect to tor using the Stem library.
Restart of the tb doesn't help. Quit the tb before changing the settings doesn't help.
Changing the settings back to their original value doesn't help. TBB has to be removed and another has to be downloaded.

I'm using Tor Browser Bundle for 64-Bit Mac Version 2.3.25-13 - OS X (64-Bit) (10.6+) running on osx 10.7.5

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by atagar

Component: VidaliaTor bundles/installation
Owner: changed from chiiph to erinn

Swapping the component (this isn't a Vidalia issue, but rather TBB). Hopefully this is the right one.

Just to be clear, this ticket isn't about stem. Rather, it sounds like the trouble here is that changing the authentication mechanism from 'random password' to something else breaks TBB. This definitely wasn't previously the case (I've tweaked it lots of times) so this is either a new regression or something specific to the requester's platform.

Cheers! -Damian

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Remi

Experiencing the same issue with the latest bb, and also when running on Linux Mint.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

Status: newneeds_information

Is this still an issue with the latest TorBrowser release?

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by mcs

Cc: brade mcs added

comment:6 Changed 12 days ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

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