Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#4598 closed defect (fixed)

Disabling automatic port selection in TBB doesn't work

Reported by: cgp3cg Owned by: chiiph
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Vidalia Version: Tor:
Severity: Keywords: autocontrol socks
Cc: Actual Points:
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When using Vidalia (TBB/Linux) unselecting the 'Configure ControlPort automatically' check box has no effect, and upon restart the check box is again selected. Therefore, it is not possible via the Vidalia interface to use static ports for SOCKS/Control. The following manual process works, and must be applied once for each new TBB download:

  • edit Data/Vidalia/vidalia.conf and set:


  • edit Data/Tor/torrc and set:

SocksPort 9050


Child Tickets

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

Component: Tor BrowserVidalia
Owner: changed from mikeperry to chiiph

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by chiiph

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This is fixed in my branch chiiph/bug4598_disableauto. It'll go out with 0.3.1-alpha and 0.2.16.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by cgp3cg

Just checked with TBB 2.2.35-6 for Linux and I can set the Tor control port to not be automatically configure now -- thanks!


comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by arma

Whew. I'm glad it works now.

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