Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#20479 new defect

make closing and restart of Tor Browser as good as New Identity

Reported by: adrelanos Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: whonix-devel@… Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


When using Tor Browser New Identity, it sends signal newnym and restarts the browser.

Manually terminating the browser and restarting it however does not result in sending signal newnym.

I would suggest to make make the shutdown / restart of Tor Browser as similar as it can get. I.e. when Tor Browser gets closed or started, why not send signal newnym?

Are there any other differences between Tor Browser New Identity and Tor Browser restart that could be sorted out?

This is specifically important for users that use system Tor, which includes Whonix [as well as Tails?]. Because there, Tor keeps running after Tor Browser was closed. Which leads to subtle differences (Tor circuit reuse across browser restarts for system Tor users).

Child Tickets

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

It looks like #19206 to use nonces for the SOCKS password was done several months ago. Is there any work to be done here?

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by yawning

  circuit_mark_all_dirty_circs_as_unusable(); // <- The nonce stuff is equivalent to that.
Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.