Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#13458 closed defect (wontfix)

Tor Browser Bundle doesn't use existing TOR client

Reported by: anonymous_person Owned by: erinn
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Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
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Whenever I launch the Tor Browser, it launches its own local copy of Tor, even though I already have the Tor daemon running from an init script. This means that a surveilleur can tell when I launch the browser, because they can see the secondary Tor connection opening.

Trying to bypass the 'start-tor-browser' script and launching the browser directly is a bad idea. This results in the browser leaking DNS requests and not being able to resolve .onion domains without the help of Privoxy. Actually, it leaks the attempt to look up the .onion domain, too, which can be extremely dangerous.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
Version: Vidalia: 0.2.21

Have a look at the start-tor-browser script. There you'll find a section "Using a system-installed Tor process with Tor Browser" explaining the things you need to do. Anyway, this is a WON'T FIX.

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