Opened 7 years ago

Closed 16 months ago

#6655 closed defect (wontfix)

Vidalia 0.3.x sometimes stalls at "Authenticating to Tor" stage

Reported by: intrigeri Owned by: chiiph
Priority: Medium Milestone: Vidalia: 0.3.x
Component: Archived/Vidalia Version: Vidalia: 0.3.2-alpha
Severity: Normal Keywords: archived-closed-2018-07-04
Cc: intrigeri@… Actual Points:
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I'm running 0.3.3~alpha-1 from Debian experimental to control a system-wide instance of Tor I'm using ControlSocket authentication.

Sometimes, when my NetworkManager post-up hook restarts Tor and then Vidalia, Vidalia status window is stalled at "Authenticated to Tor". Often, I kill the stalled Vidalia, wait a bit, start a new one that works fine.

I initially thought it was because the hook was starting Vidalia too early, at a time when the Tor control socket was not ready yet.

However, I managed to reproduce this issue once _without_ restarting Tor, merely by killing my Vidalia and starting it soon after a dozen times. I have no clue what made the failing test special compared to the other ten or so successful tests.

I have seen a few similar tickets open, but most happen on Windows and/or TBB, or lacking enough information for me to decide if my problem is the same one, so I'll let you decide if it's a duplicate.

Thank you for working on Vidalia.

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by intrigeri

Cc: intrigeri@… added

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by cypherpunks

I can reproduce this bug with a similar setup: Vidalia 0.3.3-alpha controlling a system-wide Tor using ControlSocket.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by intrigeri

Chiiph told me on IRC this might be fixed in his alpha branch, so I tried it.
Unfortunately, a few hours later, my Tor was restarted, Vidalia too, and I could the bug happened again.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Does this happen with Vidalia 0.2.21 as well?

comment:5 in reply to:  4 Changed 7 years ago by intrigeri

Replying to arma:

Does this happen with Vidalia 0.2.21 as well?

It does not.

(I'd like 0.3.x to stabilize so that we can use in Tails the bridge support brought by #2905, so I've been trying to use it for a while.)

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Summary: Sometimes stalled at "Authenticating to Tor" stageVidalia 0.3.x sometimes stalls at "Authenticating to Tor" stage

comment:7 Changed 23 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:8 Changed 16 months ago by teor

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

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