Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#9211 new defect

FTP download too difficult

Reported by: proper Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-usability-website
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Description

I am reporting this as usability bug. Ftp downloads with stock TBB are broken.

Examples:

Broken in Tor Browser: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/alive/alive-2.0.0.tar.xz
www download working: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/alive/alive-2.0.0.tar.xz (Just for the sake of a good test example.)

Broken in Tor Browser: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/16.0/linux-i686/ach/firefox-16.0.tar.bz2
www download working: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/16.0/linux-i686/ach/firefox-16.0.tar.bz2

I don't understand why #1259 is considered fixed. Even if setting TrackHostExits in torrc while downloading something from FTP is considered the fix, its nontrivial to get this information.

Feel free to close this as "wontfix" if you think this isn't interesting enough to fix.

In case you are interested in fixing this, at least mentioning this issue in a more visible place than deeply buried in trac at the bottom of a highly technical ticket would be an improvement. Perhaps in the user manual or in some known issues section or so.

For an out of the box usable solution, mike had some ideas here https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/1259#comment:9 which probable require feature requests against Tor.

Child Tickets

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

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

comment:3 Changed 20 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by langpack

Keywords: tbb-usability-website added; needs-triage removed

require feature requests against Tor

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