Opened 13 years ago

#562 closed defect (Works for me)

Tor Button with Privoxy still shows real IP

Reported by: thimk Owned by:
Priority: Very High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Torbutton Version: 1.1
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: thimk, nickm, squires Actual Points:
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I installed Tor button on FireFox2, read on Wiki that I also need Privoxy, which I installed,
but shows real IP.
They say Java is revealing IP.
FF Tools/options/network/settings shows
SSL: localhost 8118
SOCKS: localhost 9050
No Proxy for localhost,
Yes, both Tor and Proxy are "on".

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Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by squires

Do you have the "Disable plugins on Tor Usage" option enabled?

The Java plugin bypasses Firefox's proxy settings. If you want to use Java anonymously you will need to configure a transparent proxy, which is beyond the scope of torbutton.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by thimk

"Disable plugins on Tor Usage"
So far, this is the only place I have found such words.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by thimk

Ah, google found phrase for me =>

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by thimk

However, after telling me "(crucial)", doc does not tell me where such is set.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by squires

You reported that you are using version 1.1.x. This option is enabled by default. It is in the torbutton preferences window (right-click torbutton status, select 'Preferences...'). This option does not exist in 1.0.x.

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by thimk

I had to re-install to get 1.1.12-alpha in ABOUT

Preferences now are as you said, but
still shows real IP.

Both TOR and Privoxy are enabled.

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by thimk

By the way, I also tried OperaTor
and IP is still revealed.

comment:8 Changed 13 years ago by thimk

Turning off Privoxy prevents FF connections with TOR on, verifying need.
With both on, still no IP hiding, eg

I've also found that trials of several commercial hiders don't function
at all, so I'm left hanging with no solution.

comment:9 Changed 13 years ago by mikeperry

what does about:plugins say if Tor is toggled? Does it list any plugins?

comment:10 Changed 13 years ago by keb

is it possible that firefox hadnt been restarted since the torbutton was installed?

comment:11 Changed 13 years ago by mikeperry

flyspray2trac: bug closed.
There is some other issue at work here, not a bug in torbutton. Please check area between chair and computer for error.

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