Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#15785 new defect

New proxy settings don't close old TLS connections

Reported by: arma Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-client proxy setting configuration torrc consistency
Cc: gk, brade, mcs Actual Points:
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Description

Start your Tor Browser, and choose 'connect' rather than 'configure'. Load a page or two. Then click on the green onion, choose 'tor network settings', click on the middle checkbox to configure a proxy, then select socks5 as your proxy type, 128.31.0.34 as your address, 23 as your port. Click ok. The window disappears, and now my tor-browser_en-US/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/torrc file has a new line:

Socks5Proxy 128.31.0.34:23

Now load some more pages. They still work! What the heck?

I think the answer is that Tor is leaving its existing TLS connections alone, rather than closing them and then trying to re-establish them using the new proxy settings. This behavior surprised me.

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by gk

Cc: gk added

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by mcs

Cc: brade mcs added

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by teor

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.???

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.???Tor: 0.3.???

Milestone renamed

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-03-unspecified-201612 added
Milestone: Tor: 0.3.???Tor: unspecified

Finally admitting that 0.3.??? was a euphemism for Tor: unspecified all along.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-03-unspecified-201612 removed

Remove an old triaging keyword.

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-client proxy setting configuration torrc consistency added
Severity: Normal
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