Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#9530 closed enhancement (fixed)

Display external (Tor) IP in TBB

Reported by: gatorchomps Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Keywords: tbb-usability
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The Tor Check page should be integrated into the TBB itself--if possible--showing users their "Tor IP." This could be displayed somewhere on the navigation or add-on toolbar, which makes for easy access to the information.

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by arma

If we do, it shouldn't be by fetching an external web resource every n minutes. If we do that, we will trick the Tor client into thinking it's active, and it will never slow down on its directory requests, preemptive circuit builds, etc.

I wrote a ticket long ago to have Tor expose "what circuit Tor would choose if you were to make a stream right now to the following destination" on its control port, but people didn't like it for a variety of reasons.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by cypherpunks

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

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-usability added; Tor TBB needs-triage removed
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I am bold and close this as fixed due to the new Tor circuit display. There no single Tor IP anymore as we isolate stream by URL bar domain. If there is more to it, please reopen.

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