Opened 12 years ago

#730 closed defect (Fixed)

Cookie Authenticacation

Reported by: crp Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
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Cc: crp, nickm Actual Points:
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I changed on Vidalia 0.1.5 Authentication from password to Cookie

Now when tor starts there are these error messages , about password -:(

jun 26 15:08:15.154 [Notice] Tor v0.2.1.2-alpha (r15383). This is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity. (Running on Windows XP Service Pack 3 [workstation] {terminal services, single user})
jun 26 15:08:40.232 [Warning] Linelist option 'HashedControlSessionPassword' has no value. Skipping.
jun 26 15:08:40.232 [Notice] Initialized libevent version 1.4.4-stable using method win32. Good.
jun 26 15:08:40.232 [Notice] Opening OR listener on


[Automatically added by flyspray2trac: Operating System: Windows 2k/XP]

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by edmanm

That message is because Vidalia adds 'HashedControlPassword ""' to Tor's command line when
starting Tor if you have cookie authentication enabled. It does this because Tor used to
whine and die if you had both cookie and password auth enabled at the same time. This would
happen if you had password auth enabled, changed some Tor settings via and then clicked
'Save'. This would result in a SAVECONF, which would cause Tor to save the last
HashedControlPassword value in the new torrc. If you then later tried to start Tor with
'CookieAuthentication 1', Tor would die since there was a HashedControlPassword line in
the Tor-generated torrc.

I removed this behavior in Vidalia 0.2.0 since Tor hasn't minded having both enabled for a
while. It also doesn't seem like something worth Tor warning about so loudly though.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by edmanm

flyspray2trac: bug closed.
Fixed in Vidalia r3294.

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