Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#7512 closed defect (worksforme)

Unable to select a static port in TBB

Reported by: atagar Owned by: mikeperry
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: TorBrowserButton Version:
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Description

I wanted to run TBB but have a static control port so that I could connect to it with telnet and see the events. I tried to do this via two methods...

  1. After TBB had started up went to Settings > Advanced > Unchecked "Configure ControlPort automatically", hit ok, then restarted TBB. The new instance re-checked that box and was using a random port.
  1. Shut down TBB and edited 'Data/Tor/torrc' to have a static ControlPort. When I started TBB again it was still using a random port.

My copy of TBB is a bit out of date (using tor 0.2.3.16, git-8be6058d8f31e578) so feel free to resolve if this doesn't repro with newer versions.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 in reply to:  description Changed 7 years ago by arma

Replying to atagar:

  1. After TBB had started up went to Settings > Advanced > Unchecked "Configure ControlPort automatically", hit ok, then restarted TBB. The new instance re-checked that box and was using a random port.

This 'should have' worked.

  1. Shut down TBB and edited 'Data/Tor/torrc' to have a static ControlPort. When I started TBB again it was still using a random port.

This should not have worked -- Vidalia just overrides whatever config Tor starts with, when it starts Tor on the command line.

My copy of TBB is a bit out of date (using tor 0.2.3.16, git-8be6058d8f31e578) so feel free to resolve if this doesn't repro with newer versions.

More experience from other people would be useful here. (What Vidalia version does this TBB come with?)

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by atagar

What Vidalia version does this TBB come with?

Vidalia 0.2.15

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Yeah, there have been a bunch of fixes to Vidalia since then, some of which are related to this topic. I'd suggest an upgrade.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by atagar

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Yup, my bad. Works in the present version.

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