Opened 7 years ago

Closed 14 months ago

#6004 closed defect (wontfix)

Settings are lost when opening/saving torrc in TBB 2.2.35-13 on windows XP SP3

Reported by: runa Owned by: chiiph
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Vidalia Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: archived-closed-2018-07-04
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Description

A user reports a bug when opening/saving settings in torrc in TBB 2.2.35-13 on windows XP SP3:

There is a certain bug in vidalia control panel takes place when saving/opening torrc file were all settings are not saved and sometime the windows shows blank (although torrc file is not empty)

  1. Start with new copy of TBB
  2. Open vidalia control panel click [settings]
  3. Select advanced tab
  4. Click [edit current torrc] button

By default it will shows the following:

# This file was generated by Tor; if you edit it, comments will not be preserved

# The old torrc file was renamed to torrc.orig.1 or similar, and Tor will ignore it

AvoidDiskWrites 1
ControlPort 9051
DataDirectory .\Data\Tor
DirReqStatistics 0
GeoIPFile .\Data\Tor\geoip
Log notice stdout
SocksListenAddress 127.0.0.1
  1. Click OK
  2. Select Network tab from top
  3. Check-on option (My firewall only lets me connect to certain ports) and enter 80, 443
  4. Check-on option (my ISP blocks connection to the tor network)
  5. Add 3 or 4 bridge values, for example 1.1.1.1:1, 2.2.2.2:2, 3.3.3.3:3, 4.4.4.4:4 and click OK
  6. Again on Vidalia control panel click [settings]
  7. Select advanced tab
  8. Click [edit current torrc] button

It will show the following (as expected)

# This file was generated by Tor; if you edit it, comments will not be preserved

# The old torrc file was renamed to torrc.orig.1 or similar, and Tor will ignore it

AvoidDiskWrites 1
Bridge 1.1.1.1:1
Bridge 2.2.2.2:2
Bridge 3.3.3.3:3
Bridge 4.4.4.4:4
ControlPort 9051
DataDirectory .\Data\Tor
DirReqStatistics 0
GeoIPFile .\Data\Tor\geoip
Log notice stdout
ReachableAddresses *:80,*:443
ReachableAddresses reject *:*
SocksListenAddress 127.0.0.1
UpdateBridgesFromAuthority 1
UseBridges 1

Now the bug takes place when clicking [OK] to re-save

  1. Click click [edit current torrc] button

The result will now be:

# This file was generated by Tor; if you edit it, comments will not be preserved

# The old torrc file was renamed to torrc.orig.1 or similar, and Tor will ignore it

AvoidDiskWrites 1
Bridge 4.4.4.4:4
ControlPort 9051
DataDirectory .\Data\Tor
DirReqStatistics 0
GeoIPFile .\Data\Tor\geoip
Log notice stdout
ReachableAddresses reject *:*
SocksListenAddress 127.0.0.1
UpdateBridgesFromAuthority 1
UseBridges 1

So settings for selected ports and number of bridges are lost.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by rransom

Component: Tor bundles/installationVidalia
Owner: changed from erinn to chiiph

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:3 Changed 14 months ago by teor

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

Close all tickets in archived components

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