Opened 7 years ago

Closed 5 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#9936 closed defect (user disappeared)

TBB TorButton 'New Identity' with remote 'tor' says "It does not have access to the Tor Control Port."

Reported by: starlight Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-newnym, extdev-interview, tbb-torbutton, gitlab-tb-torbutton
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Full message is

Torbutton cannot safely give you a new identity. It does not have access to the Tor Control Port. Are you running Tor Browser Bundle?

version 1.5.2

Looked at code and wrote this script:

export TOR_CONTROL_PORT="9151"


cd /home/tor/tor-browser_en-US
/home/tor/tor-browser_en-US/App/Firefox/firefox -no-remote -profile /home/tor/tor-browser_en-US/Data/profile

Which clearly demonstrates the values are correct and the "SIGNAL NEWNYM" command works as it should and that Firefox ESR 17.0.9 with TorButton 1.5.2 fails here.

See changes, perhaps fixes, have been made to the related logic but the newer code is not yet in either the stable or development release and I could not easily test it. The related Vidalia code in src/chrome/content/torbutton.js looks ok. Thought it might be hex-encoding the password and tried that but it made no difference.

Tried with




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Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Keywords: tbb-newnym added

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: extdev-interview added

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Component: TorBrowserButtonTor Browser
Keywords: tbb-torbutton added
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by traumschule

This issue is mentioned in the to be merged FAQ entry for #13005.

comment:6 Changed 10 months ago by gk

Status: newneeds_information

Hey starlight! This ticket is pretty old and I am sorry no one looked at it yet. :( Do you still have a setup where you could check whether your bug is still around (use the latest Tor Browser)?

comment:7 Changed 5 months ago by gk

Resolution: user disappeared
Status: needs_informationclosed

comment:8 Changed 5 months ago by gk

Keywords: gitlab-tb-torbutton added

Add magic gitlab keyword.

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