Opened 8 months ago

Closed 8 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#25390 closed defect (worksforme)

Tor browser fails to start when configured to use an external tor instance

Reported by: Zedfour Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

I have configured Tor browser to use an independent Tor instance in my local network by changing the SOCKS5 proxy. Problem is, if there is such instance configured in Tor browser's Network settings, the startup will fail next time, since the included instance can not start listening on an interface that does not exist on the local machine.

Also, if I want to do the same with an instance running on the local machine, the included instance will also fail to start due to port conflict. Is there a correct way to do this?

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 months ago by Zedfour

Summary: Tor browser fails when external tor instance is configuredTor browser fails to start when configured to use an external tor instance

comment:2 Changed 8 months ago by teor

Component: Core Tor/TorApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Yes, there are environmental variables that can be used to control Tor Launcher.
Please see the Tor Launcher documentation for details.

comment:3 Changed 8 months ago by Zedfour

I couldn't find anything that could be called "Tor Launcher documentation".

But I found a bug report that had the required info, namely this:

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13005

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