Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#13051 new defect

TBB 3.6.5 is ignoring ExcludeNodes and ExcludeExitNodes settings

Reported by: Lerianis Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Okay, I have TBB set up to Exclude certain nodes based on country, name of node, and IP addresses.
Since upgrading to the TBB 3.6.5 new version, TOR has been ignoring my settings completely. It connected to nodes in countries that I have totally blacklisted (based on nodes from them filtering things that are legal in my nation) and nodes that I specifically blacklisted by IP and name.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by arma

What are you using to decide that it's doing this?

And, how did you configure your Tor?

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Lerianis

I am using the standalone Vidalia that was given as an alternative so that we did not have to use the "New Identity" function in the Tor Browser itself that closes all the tabs and windows to give a new identity.'

My torrc is set up as follows:

# This file was generated by Tor; if you edit it, comments will not be preserved
# The old torrc file was renamed to torrc.orig.1 or similar, and Tor will ignore it

DataDirectory C:\Applications\Tor Browser 3.6.5\Data\Tor
DirReqStatistics 0
GeoIPFile C:\Applications\Tor Browser 3.6.5\Data\Tor\geoip
GeoIPv6File C:\Applications\Tor Browser 3.6.5\Data\Tor\geoip6
ExcludeExitNodes {NL},{RO},{SG},{AT},{SE},{FR},{RU},{LU},{CZ},{CH},{UA}
ExcludeNodes {DE},freshman

The above last two lines were directly copied from an earlier installation of Tor 3.6.4 where the Exclude entries did work.

I just remembered that I also did moving all the entries in ExcludeExitNodes to ExcludeNodes as a test and it was still connecting to France and Ukraine IP address so that is when I realized it was not working.

Last edited 6 years ago by Lerianis (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by arma

Component: TorTor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team

Moving to the Tor Browser component -- did anything change in what files get shipped, between 3.6.4 and 3.6.5?

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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