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    1 This 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.
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    3 '''Please do not report bugs here; instead, use the [https://bugs.torproject.org/flyspray/index.php?tasks=all&project=4 bug tracker].''' Soon, we'll designate one of the proposed bug servers as official, and you'll be able to post bugs there too.
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    5 Also, 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 [http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/ or-talk mailinglist]. Also, always a good read: [http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html How To Ask Questions The Smart Way].
     1This 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.
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     3'''Please do not report bugs here; instead, use the [[https://bugs.torproject.org/flyspray/index.php?tasks=all&project=4|bug tracker]].''' Soon, we'll designate one of the proposed bug servers as official, and you'll be able to post bugs there too.
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     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 [[http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/|or-talk mailinglist]]. Also, always a good read: [[http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html|How To Ask Questions The Smart Way]].
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    77= Unanswered FAQ Questions =
     
    123123It is possible to do this - however, it involves manually editing the config files for Privoxy, as well as possessing administrative/sudo access for your machine. Also, once Privoxy is toggled to use a direct connection instead of Tor, your IP will be visible, and Privoxy does n ot provide as much security alone as it does with Tor.
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    125 If you wish to do this, you will need to make a copy of your Privoxy config file, and comment out the line that causes Privoxy to use the Tor service. Once you have done this, to switch over, just stop Privoxy, swap the config files, and restart it. You can also automate the process with a very simple shell script - an OSX version including sample config files and a shell script can be found [http://idlecircuits.com/privoxyswitcher.zip here], and the script can be used as an example for other *nix systems.
     125If you wish to do this, you will need to make a copy of your Privoxy config file, and comment out the line that causes Privoxy to use the Tor service. Once you have done this, to switch over, just stop Privoxy, swap the config files, and restart it. You can also automate the process with a very simple shell script - an OSX version including sample config files and a shell script can be found [[http://idlecircuits.com/privoxyswitcher.zip|here]], and the script can be used as an example for other *nix systems.
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    127127-- In fact, there is no need to stop/restart privoxy. On my system, I have the privoxy config file owned by me, so I can edit it directly. Changing between tor and no-tor is as simple as editing one line.
     
    148148You could either use an SMTP service running on a nonstandard port (there are a few places that provide these), or the simplest method - use a webmail account instead.  (Remember that using plain POP3 is a really bad idea, especially over Tor - I run an exit node and see dozens of valid cleartext usernames and passwords going to POP3 servers all the time.)
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    150 [http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Sep-2008/msg00025.html As of September 2008, the default exit policy] in the alpha versions no longer blocks ports 465 and 587, so you should be able to submit email anonymously by now.
     150[[http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Sep-2008/msg00025.html|As of September 2008, the default exit policy]] in the alpha versions no longer blocks ports 465 and 587, so you should be able to submit email anonymously by now.
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    152152'''How would one route his email through Tor? My email client (Microsoft Entourage for Mac OS X) has support for SOCKS and TUNNEL proxies, but setting my mail proxy for SOCKS 127.0.0.1 port 9050 or 8118 both produces errors when trying to proxy to SSL SMTP servers via port 25. What am I missing here? Also, setting this proxy doesn't seem to affect incoming POP3 SSL mail, but only affects outgoing mail, albeit without success. A little guidance on how to configure POP3 email clients to use Tor would be much appreciated!'''
     
    172172'''I've got a bug, now what? (votes: 2)'''
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    174 The following is a quick summary of the information already in the [:TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#ReportBug:FAQ entry].
     174The following is a quick summary of the information already in the [[TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#ReportBug|FAQ entry]].
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    1761761) Make sure that it is an actual bug with Tor, and not with Privoxy, Vidalia, your OS, etc.
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    178 2) Check to see if it's an unreported bug (at the [https://bugs.torproject.org/flyspray/index.php?tasks=all&project=4 bug tracker]).
     1782) Check to see if it's an unreported bug (at the [[https://bugs.torproject.org/flyspray/index.php?tasks=all&project=4|bug tracker]]).
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    1801802a) If it's already reported, then see if you can add anymore information (in the comments of that bug) that will help the developers duplicate it and/or track it down. (This step requires you to login to your account at flyspray, or to create a new account.)
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    182 2b) If it's not already reported, then start a new report with as much relevant information as possible. Relevant information includes tor version number, OS used, any relevant lines from the log, and what you were trying to do that caused the bug. (This step requires you to login to your account at flyspray, or to create a new account.) You may want to read [http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html How to Report Bugs Effectively].
     1822b) If it's not already reported, then start a new report with as much relevant information as possible. Relevant information includes tor version number, OS used, any relevant lines from the log, and what you were trying to do that caused the bug. (This step requires you to login to your account at flyspray, or to create a new account.) You may want to read [[http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html|How to Report Bugs Effectively]].
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    184184'''How does Tor relate to the Freedom Project? (votes: 1)'''
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    186 This question is answered in this [:TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#ComparisonFreedom:FAQ entry].
     186This question is answered in this [[TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#ComparisonFreedom|FAQ entry]].
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    188188'''Is 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)'''
     
    213213(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 update that document)
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    215 This question is answered; see [:TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#AccessHiddenService: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.
     215This question is answered; see [[TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#AccessHiddenService|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.
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    217217== Clock Skew ==
     
    270270Older, wrong information: Privoxy is also all or nothing in the sense that if a request has made it to Privoxy then either Privoxy is set up to go through Tor or it's not, there does not appear to be a way to program Privoxy so it will use Tor for some requests but not others.
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    272 There is a script for OS X, available [http://idlecircuits.com/privoxyswitcher.zip here], that will make it such that Privoxy never uses Tor but this is an 'all or nothing' mechanism. The script will either start Privoxy such that all requests go through Tor or no requests go through Tor.
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    274 There is one mechanism that is at least useful for web browsers, it's called a pac file. It was invented by Netscape, the original documentation is available [http://wp.netscape.com/eng/mozilla/2.0/relnotes/demo/proxy-live.html here], but it is now supported by all major browsers. One can use a pac file to program the browser to use the Privoxy proxy for certain requests but not others. For example, the following pac file will cause all requests to Google or to the special Privoxy configuration addresses to be sent to Privoxy (and hence Tor) but will allow other other requests to go out without Privoxy/Tor being used:
     272There is a script for OS X, available [[http://idlecircuits.com/privoxyswitcher.zip|here]], that will make it such that Privoxy never uses Tor but this is an 'all or nothing' mechanism. The script will either start Privoxy such that all requests go through Tor or no requests go through Tor.
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     274There is one mechanism that is at least useful for web browsers, it's called a pac file. It was invented by Netscape, the original documentation is available [[http://wp.netscape.com/eng/mozilla/2.0/relnotes/demo/proxy-live.html|here]], but it is now supported by all major browsers. One can use a pac file to program the browser to use the Privoxy proxy for certain requests but not others. For example, the following pac file will cause all requests to Google or to the special Privoxy configuration addresses to be sent to Privoxy (and hence Tor) but will allow other other requests to go out without Privoxy/Tor being used:
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    350350The changelog indicates that this has been possible since "version 0.0.7pre1 - 2004-06-02": ''Allow multiple instances of each BindAddress config option, so you can bind to multiple interfaces if you want.''
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    352 The [https://www.torproject.org/tor-manual.html.en manual] says this about the ''ORListenAddress'' configuration option: ''... This directive can be specified multiple times to bind to multiple addresses/ports.''
     352The [[https://www.torproject.org/tor-manual.html.en|manual]] says this about the ''ORListenAddress'' configuration option: ''... This directive can be specified multiple times to bind to multiple addresses/ports.''
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    354354It also says this about the ''DIRListenAddress'' configuration option: ''... This directive can be specified multiple times to bind to multiple addresses/ports.''