Opened 9 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#4379 closed defect (wontfix)

workaround for setting socks port to 9050 on OS X does NOT work

Reported by: lkasdfa Owned by: chiiph
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Archived/Vidalia Version: Tor:
Severity: Normal Keywords: archived-closed-2018-07-04
Cc: Actual Points:
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This workaround does NOT work:

"In Vidalia, go to Settings->Advanced and uncheck the box that says 'Configure ControlPort automatically'. Click OK and restart TBB. Your Socks port will then be on 9050."

The socks port stays on auto no matter what you do. Not able to set any other apps to use TOR. PLEASE HELP ASAP !!!!

Tor brower bundle for Mac OS X

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Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Sebastian

Component: Tor BrowserVidalia
Owner: changed from mikeperry to chiiph
Priority: criticalmajor

Sounds like a known Vidalia bug. chiiph, got the bug # handy?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by chiiph

Status: newneeds_review

The workaround is the following:
open path/to/TorBrowser/Library/Vidalia/vidalia.conf and under [Tor] add AutoControl=false.

The one-liner fix is:

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by lkasdfa

The latest workaround

"The workaround is the following:
open path/to/TorBrowser/Library/Vidalia/vidalia.conf and under [Tor] add AutoControl=false."

Works if and only if you edit the torrc to:

SocksPort 9050 (or delete line "SocksPort auto")
ControlPort 9051

Thanks for the quick fix. You guys are amazing !!

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by arma

Is this a regression in Vidalia 0.2.15? It sure seems like it used to work. :)

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by chiiph

Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_reviewclosed

It sure seems like a regression, but it doesn't make much sense why it worked before.

Either way, it's merged now both to stable and alpha. Hopefully I haven't missed another weird-normal use case.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened


I'm a rather drunk mac user and I just spent (!) about ±30 minutes hacking this silly work around into your software. It sure was annoying and I almost feel like you don't use it very often. Please ship this fix already, how else are mac users to use say, Adium and Tor together on Mac OS X?

Happy hacking!

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by ioerror

Now that we've dropped Vidalia bundles, we really need to have a SOCKS port on 9050 and on a random port. Erinn, thoughts on getting this into the next TorBrowser for all platforms? This would help us greatly with TorBirdy.

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:9 Changed 2 years ago by teor

Keywords: archived-closed-2018-07-04 added
Resolution: wontfix
Status: reopenedclosed

Close all tickets in archived components

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