Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#7298 new defect

https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html#TBBSocksPort is confusing users

Reported by: phobos Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: needs-triage
Cc: chiiph Actual Points:
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Description (last modified by phobos)

Most of https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html#TBBSocksPort talks about the SocksPort and then tells users to unconfigure the ControlPort to unset automatic socksport. I propose the option should be to separate controlport and socksport configuration. If the user wants an automatic controlport but not automatic socksport, they have to dive into the torrc.

It's not logical to 'uncheck controlport' to configure a socksport, and then user is left without a form for entering the socksport address and port number.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by arma

How about changing it to say "socksport and controlport"? Most people who want to change one won't mind changing both, I figure.

Also, should this become a Vidalia ticket then, if the solutions we're proposing involve changing Vidalia?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Cc: chiiph added

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Component: Tor bundles/installationTor Browser
Owner: changed from erinn to tbb-team

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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