[tbb-bugs] #22546 [Applications/Tor Browser]: SocksListenAddress error Tor browser 7.0

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#22546: SocksListenAddress error Tor browser 7.0
 Reporter:  torlongtimeuser           |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
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Comment (by torlongtimeuser):

 Thank you so much! I follow the code '+SocksPort' it works now, and really
 help me a lot.

 Sorry, I didn't know this change before.

 Also, there have another way. That need install a software 'Privoxy' to
 configure socks port.
 Not really need 'SocksListenAddress', but edit torrc better than install
 more software.

 Why I need config to other socks port?

         eg: What if some website need you browser add on 'Adobe Flash

                 I wouldn't like add on FlashPlayer on tor browser.
                 Because install AdobeFlashPlayer need administrator type
                 That's mean the FlashPlayer could connect internet not use
 browser custom proxy.

         So the problem is some plugins(like:FlashPlayer) connection
 internet with out tor.

         Here have an idea to fix this problem.

                 -Creat 2 guests virtual machine on 'VirtualBox'.

                         Guest 1: Tor.
                         Guest 2: Firefox add on FlashPlayer.

                 -After setup network config use 'Internal Network'.
                 -Let Guest2(Firefox) over Guest1(Tor).

         The FlashPlayer connect internet only way is over custom proxy
         Because Tor and Firefox in defferent system, config with a local
 aera network.

         This is simply how this idea works.

         I always have more than 2 guests to build multi-layer network.

                 2 guests virtual machine.
                         Guest 1: Service and Bridge-Network.
                         Guest 2: Tor Browser.

                                 Tor Browser  -over-  Service(eg:SSH)
 -over-  Internet(ISP)

                         This is like most tor user.

                 3 guests virtual machine.
                         Guest 1: Service and Bridge-Network.
                         Guest 2: Tor.
                         Guest 3: Browser. (I actually use TorBrowser
 removed 'tor-launcher.xpi')

                                 Browser  -over-  Tor  -over-
 Service(eg:SSH)  -over-  Internet(ISP)

                         The Web server get IP address is Tor exit node IP,
 even add on FlashPlayer.

                 even if TorBrowser send information to NSA by
 'EgotisticalGiraffe', isn't my real IP.

 What if some web service blocked Tor IP?

         eg: When you edit Wikipedia anonymously or you search Google.

                 Because web server get you IP is Tor exit node IP.
                 When you search google may display "IPv4 Error" or
 something like that.
                 You can add a VPN or SSH server over Tor (most VPN not
 work to use a proxy, I was use 'SoftetherVPN' on a windows guest).

                         Browser  -over-  Service(eg:SSL-VPN)  -over-  Tor
 -over-  Service(eg:SSH)  -over-  Internet(ISP)

                 In this model, the web service get final ip address is VPN

                 So you can normally visit most website, but not onion

 My ISP block down lots of web servers, more bad news: many servers on
 attack, control or blocked by government.

 That's why how tor important for me.
 Again, Thanks so much tor team!

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22546#comment:2>
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