[tor-bugs] #4724 [Vidalia]: Vidalia should not provide HTTP proxy option

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Fri Dec 16 01:40:26 UTC 2011

#4724: Vidalia should not provide HTTP proxy option
 Reporter:  mikeperry  |          Owner:  chiiph
     Type:  defect     |         Status:  new   
 Priority:  normal     |      Milestone:        
Component:  Vidalia    |        Version:        
 Keywords:             |         Parent:        
   Points:             |   Actualpoints:        
 Right now, Vidalia has an option for HTTP Proxy. However, this option is
 extremely misleading. If you choose it, Vidalia uses the HTTPProxy torrc
 option, which tor uses to only proxy directory traffic. Since Tor no
 longer uses HTTP for directory traffic, and instead uses tunneled dircons,
 this option is entirely unused and gives users a false sense of security.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4724>
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