Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#25407 new defect

Unable to retrieve tor settings - Please ensure Tor is running

Reported by: Toro Owned by: brade
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Launcher Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: mcs Actual Points:
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Description

I use TorBrowser (7.5 FF 52.6.0 64-bit) with an independent Tor (0.3.2.9) process. Linux 4.13.9-1-ARCH

Configs:

in .bashrc :
export TOR_SKIP_LAUNCH=1

in start-tor-browser :
setControlPortPasswd ${TOR_CONTROL_PASSWD:='"xxxxxxxx"'}

and every configuration suggested in start-tor-browser modified in about:config

This always worked fine for browsing, but with one inconvenience: I wasn't able to use the option "Tor Network Settings..." at the TorButton menu, it always gives the error "Unable to retrieve tor settings - Please ensure Tor is running".

Checking the logs, I've found that TorButton gets the right password for control connection, but TorLauncher receives the password with extra double quotes
TorButton connects with no problem, but TorLauncher doesn't.

Here's the log:

[03-02 18:41:18] TorLauncher DBUG: Opening control connection to 127.0.0.1:9151
[03-02 18:41:18] TorLauncher DBUG: Sending Tor command: AUTHENTICATE "\"xxxxxxxx\""
[03-02 18:41:18] TorLauncher DBUG: Command response: 515 Authentication failed: Password did not match HashedControlPassword value from configuration
[03-02 18:41:18] TorLauncher NOTE: authenticate failed
[03-02 18:41:18] TorLauncher DBUG: Opening control connection to 127.0.0.1:9151
[03-02 18:41:18] TorLauncher DBUG: Sending Tor command: AUTHENTICATE "\"xxxxxxxx\""
[03-02 18:41:18] TorLauncher DBUG: Command response: 515 Authentication failed: Password did not match HashedControlPassword value from configuration
[03-02 18:41:18] TorLauncher NOTE: authenticate failed
[03-02 18:41:18] TorLauncher DBUG: readTorSettings done; didSucceed: false
[03-02 18:41:18] TorLauncher DBUG: initDialog done

Child Tickets

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by gk

Cc: mcs added
Component: Applications/Tor BrowserApplications/Tor Launcher
Owner: changed from tbb-team to brade
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