Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#13786 closed defect (fixed)

Tor Browser 4.5-alpha-1 and custom proxy settings

Reported by: cypherpunks-duplicate Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: arthuredelstein, whonix-devel@…, vike, ThomasMan Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


This bug does not affect Tor Browser 4.0.1

I use my own privoxy proxy settings and tor instance to browse the web.

Tor button -> preferences shows my settings as:

HTTP Proxy: Port: 8118
SSL Proxy: Port: 8118
SOCKS Host: Port 9050

With those settings I get the error

Problem loading page
Unable to find the proxy server
Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that can't be found.

I can only browse if i remove the HTTP and SSL proxy settings and leave the SOCKS host settings on.

My configuration is correct and it works with tor browser 4.0.1 and versions before that.

Child Tickets

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by gk

Cc: arthuredelstein added

Torbutton commit 59445b7baed58e712bd38c02e6dc75882ff0c997 breaks things. More specifically:

  let proxy = originalProxy.QueryInterface(Ci.nsIProxyInfo);

gives us the Privoxy settings and constructing out of it a SOCKS proxy is quite bold. :) I guess Privoxy does not like getting treated in this way and does not understand the browser. Not sure yet what a proper solution would be, though.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by vynX

Priority: normalmajor

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by mcs

#16046 is a duplicate.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by proper

Cc: whonix-devel@… added
Severity: Normal

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by vike

Cc: vike added

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Cc: ThomasMan added

Resolved #18981 and #19062 as duplicates.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This should be fixed by #16917.

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