[tor-bugs] #4663 [Tor Client]: Tor proxy settings bypassed when proxy is down/broken (was: Tor Browser Bundle Linux - Vidalia - Proxy Settings Getting By Passed)

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Sat Dec 10 02:00:23 UTC 2011

#4663: Tor proxy settings bypassed when proxy is down/broken
    Reporter:  DasFox      |       Owner:  mikeperry
        Type:  defect      |      Status:  reopened 
    Priority:  major       |   Milestone:           
   Component:  Tor Client  |     Version:           
  Resolution:              |    Keywords:           
      Parent:              |      Points:           
Actualpoints:              |  
Changes (by mikeperry):

  * priority:  critical => major
 * cc: arma, chiiph, nickm (added)
  * component:  Tor Browser => Tor Client
  * keywords:  Proxy =>


 I can confirm that if you specify an invalid proxy (I tried a random
 IP+port) in Vidalia's settings, Tor seems to happily bypass it and connect
 directly as if nothing was wrong. I didn't even see any log lines at
 notice or above complaining.

 This seems pretty darn bad, but not critical.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4663#comment:4>
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