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    11This is a list of questions people wish were answered in the [:../TorFAQ]; please add some more.  Better yet answer one and move it to [:../TorFAQ].  Finally you can vote for a question to be answered by incrementing the number after the question in parens.
    3 Do I need both Tor AND Privoxy to browse hidden sites? Why? (votes: 1)
     3'''Please do not report bugs here; instead, use the [ bug tracker].'''  Soon, we'll designate one of the proposed bug servers as official, and you'll be able to post bugs there too.
    5 Who's doing this? (votes: 1)
     5Also, this is '''not the place''' for random ''it doesn't work'' or ''how do I do foo'' questions.  Support questions are really better asked and answered on the
     6[ or-talk mailinglist].  Also, always a good read: [ How To Ask Questions The Smart Way].
     8= Unanswered FAQ Questions =
     10Is there a way to minimize Tor to the system tray, and/or run it hidden (maybe as a service?) in Win32?
     12How does Tor work with tabbed browsing? Do these requests all follow the same circuit through the Tor network? Can an eavesdropper link a user across all sites opened simultaneously in tabs?
     14Is there a list of default exit ports? Can requests be made to add new default
     15exit ports? If so, to whom? Example: Port 587 [with SSL/TLS] is used by some email
     16providers to allow smtp use by those whose ISPs are blocking smtp port 25.
     18Tor works fine for POP3 email. But, Whistle-blowers and others who need anonymous
     19political free speech must have reliable SSL smtp email services. How can Tor be used
     20by them when *all* smtp ports, eg, ports 25, 465, 587, etc are now blocked by Tor exit
     21servers? Blocking port 25 helps to defeat spammers, but the smtp SSL/TLS ports are not
     22generally not used by them. Is there any solution with Tor to help the free speech folk
     23and others who need to use secure, reliable smtp services?
     25Can Tor be used in a network that has NO DEFAULT ROUTE?  The only access method from this network is to use a traditional proxy.  Is there a way to chain proxies so that TOR requests are sent outbound via the standard proxy? (votes: 1)
    727Can I help? (votes: 2)
    1131So I'm totally anonymous if I use Tor? (votes: 1)
    13 Where can I learn more about anonymity? (votes: 1)
    1533What attacks remain against onion routing? (votes: 1)
    1735What projects are comparable? (votes: 1)
    19 What's Onion Routing? (votes: 1)
    2137How does Tor relate to the Freedom Project? (votes: 1)
    23 Protocol and application support - http? ftp? udp? socks? mozilla? (votes: 1)
     39Is there any way to forward an ident response via TOR so that the ident doesn't come back as whatever the end server wants, but your normal response? (votes: 1)
    25 My system clock is behind 3 days and I don't have permission to change it.  Therefore all the certificates are invalid.  Is there a runtime option to skew the time? (votes: 1)
     41How can I uninstall tor? (votes: 1)
     43I have legal questions about running Tor. Is there anybody I can contact? (votes: 1)
     45If I set up Tor to only act as a router node (reject *:* in torrc) can I still be a contact point for hidden services?
     47= Answers that won't go on the FAQ =
     49== Cannot resolve Foo.onion/Resolve requests to hidden services not allowed ==
     51tor-resolve doesnt seem to work, i get this:
     52{{{connection_ap_handshake_process_socks():  Resolve requests to hidden services not allowed. Failing.}}}
     53from the copy of tor running locally. Please help!
     55(from original questioner: thank you.  I got the mistaken idea that this would work because it is suggested in the 'how to torrify an application' article on this wiki.  It makes more sense now.  Someone who understands better might want to upate that document)
     57This question is answered; see 'How Do I Access Tor Hidden Servers.'  You get this message when you try to use tor-resolve to resolve the address of a hidden service.  But hidden services are ''hidden'' - they don't *have* an IP address you can use.  Instead, you need to pass the hostnames to Tor directly.
     59== Clock Skew ==
     60My system clock is behind 3 days and I don't have permission to change it.
     61Therefore all the certificates are invalid.
     62Is there a runtime option to skew the time?
     64This should not a problem as of 0.0.9pre6.
     66== Does not connect to port xyz ==
     67All of a sudden, Tor will no longer let me connect to my distant smtp server.
     68The smtp port used is 587 and the connection is SSL. Why is this now happening?
     70587 isn't in the default exit policy. The tor node known as bollox had an
     71accept everything policy so your port 587 requests would have always gone through that.
     72As bollox is no longer around there are no exit nodes that allow port 587. If you
     73control this smtp server, try changing it's port number to something over 1024.
     75== Debian and how to use the package management system ==
     77Also would recomend posting default config files for debian online since apt will not reinstall them if they are removed (/etc/init.d/tor and /etc/torrc for example)
     79'''Answer''': RTFM.  dpkg differentiatea between two states of package removal.
     80There's ''remove'', which will just remove the normal files a package comes with,
     81and there's ''purge'', which will remove configuration files also.  Changes to your
     82configuration (like you removing them) are kept over a remove/install cycle.  If
     83you want them to installed anyway, you should install with
     84{{dpkg --force-confmiss --install tor...deb}}
     85or just purge tor (which will delete /var/lib/tor with its keys if you are a server!), and then install it again.
     87== . ==
     88After uninstalling everything then reinstalling on debian (using apt-get of course) nothing loads in a browser or anything, eventually a 503 will come up.  Tor is running and privoxy is running, both correctly configured(I think).  If this is a configuration problem, where can I find more information about configuration in debian?
     90'''Answer''': Duh.  Have you checked out {{{/etc/tor}}}?  What about {{{/var/log/tor}}} and {{{/usr/share/doc/tor}}}?  Why do you think it would be any different than on other OSs?
     92== Privoxy config ==
     94Similar to above, on brand new install of sarge with tor and privoxy browser, gaim, etc will spend a long time trying to connect eventually failing with 503, if tor is not running a 503 is instant.
     96'''Answer''': Privoxy by default does not allow CONNECT to ports other than 443.  Fix your privoxy config.
     98{{{weasel@galaxy:/etc/privoxy$ grep limit.con default.action | grep -v '^#'
     99+limit-connect{1-} \
     102(If someone writes a proper question, this might actually go into the FAQ)