Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 7 weeks ago

#30844 reopened defect

Update Tor Browser Manual with the extensions.torlauncher.socks_port_flags config

Reported by: pili Owned by: wayward
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Community/Tor Browser Manual Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: ggus, traumschule Actual Points:
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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by ggus

What's this option?

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by arma

Looking at the original ticket: I don't think anybody meant the tor browser manual. I think the original suggestion was to change the Tor man page. But I think the Tor man page is accurate, and what the person really wanted was some sort of guide to hacking Tor Browser to do the unusual thing they wanted. (They thought that they could edit Tor Browser's torrc file, but actually Tor Browser sets a bunch of things on the commandline of Tor when it launches Tor. But in any case, mucking with any of that definitely counts as expert territory.)

comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by ggus

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Thanks arma, I'm closing this ticket so.

comment:4 Changed 7 weeks ago by philmbrt

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

For the record, arma, not true. I did/do mean the (on-line) browser manual, as that's what I referenced in editing TOR in the past.

Running under Windows, not Linux, so no man page involved.

In the previous versions of TOR (prior to 8.5.1), it used to be quite valid to edit the torrc file and append NoOnionTraffic to the end of SocksPort 9050 (ie: SocksPort 9050 NoOnionTraffic), restart TOR and have it behave as expected.

But things have changed now (no separate control settings), and the torrc file has little effect anymore. However, https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en#SocksPort still lists NoOnionTraffic as a valid Isolation flag.

At the very least, I would think that the entire area of SocksPort in the on-line manual should be updated. The solution given in ticket/30803 to use about:config is listed nowhere in the on-line manual. So how can anyone rely on it for accuracy? I can understand if the documentation is now obsolete and for some older version of TOR, but as I said in the past this was my go-to document. If this is the case, shouldn't there be newer documentation covering what's possible via about:config?

comment:5 Changed 7 weeks ago by teor

Summary: Update Tor Browser Manual with "NoOnionTraffic" optionUpdate Tor Browser Manual with the extensions.torlauncher.socks_port_flags config
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