Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#15930 new defect

Orbot fails to connect using VPN Mode (using Outbound Proxy)

Reported by: ronelm2000 Owned by: n8fr8
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Orbot Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: orbot-15.0.0-rc3
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Using an outbound proxy I'm 100% sure is working (since I use it to connect to the internet in general)

However, using Orbot on VPN Mode does not (it is stuck in 85% or 10%). It works when not using VPN Mode (using the usual method).

Using Orbot on VPN Mode without Outbound Proxies work (as expected I guess).

Tested on Android One (specifically Cherry Mobile One) and LG Optimus L3 II E425.

Disabling VPN Mode, the connection to Tor is a success, but as you expect, you cannot connect to Tor without the root-hook or the VPN mode. Enabling VPN Mode after making the connection to Tor also does not work. (for obvious reasons).

I assume this has something do to with the VPN function in Android screwing around with how Tor connects to outbound proxies...?

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by ronelm2000

Found a Workaround:
Download Drony and use it to redirect the traffic to Orbot. The outbound proxy still works with Drony. (for non-rooted phones)
Don't use VPN Mode (for rooted phones)

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by n8fr8

Combining VPN mode with an outbound proxy is not supported at this time, at least on Android 4.x. It should work on Android 5.

Also, when you say "Outbound Proxy" do you mean you are setting an Outbound Proxy in Orbot's settings?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by ikurua22

Severity: Normal

Combining VPN mode with an outbound proxy is not supported at this time, at least on Android 4.x

Interesting... I'm not using VPN mode at this moment, but it would be nice if you can do something about this.

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