Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#4724 closed defect (fixed)

Vidalia should not provide HTTP proxy option

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: chiiph
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Vidalia Version:
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Right now, Vidalia has an option for HTTP Proxy. However, this option is extremely misleading. If you choose it, Vidalia uses the HTTPProxy torrc option, which tor uses to only proxy directory traffic. Since Tor no longer uses HTTP for directory traffic, and instead uses tunneled dircons, this option is entirely unused and gives users a false sense of security.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by chiiph

This is fixed in my branch chiiph/bug4724_httpproxy and will be backported to stable.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by chiiph

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This has been merged to alpha and backported to stable. It'll go out with 0.3.1-alpha and 0.2.16.

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