[tor-bugs] #9307 [Vidalia]: Can't connect to remote tor

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Mon Jul 22 17:12:51 UTC 2013

#9307: Can't connect to remote tor
 Reporter:  seppel              |          Owner:  chiiph         
     Type:  defect              |         Status:  new            
 Priority:  normal              |      Milestone:                 
Component:  Vidalia             |        Version:  Vidalia: 0.2.21
 Keywords:  remote tor connect  |         Parent:                 
   Points:                      |   Actualpoints:                 
 Vidalia is unable to connect remote tor server.

 For example I have a Tor on a Linux server and trying to control it with
 Vidalia from my desktop.
 I provide valid IP, TCP port and password in Vidalia settings (these
 credentials are suitable to control remote Tor with telnet), nevertheless
 Vidalia says that Tor is not running.

 Also it's very strange for such "remote" use scenario, that Vidalia
 requires tor executable name. If I leave tor executable name empty, the
 message box "Error saving settings", "You must specify the name of your
 Tor executable" appears. I wouldn't have tor installed on my desktop. I've
 got a server for such purposes.

 Google says that same error was reported and solved 6 years ago in old

 Maybe this bug is trivial and developers are able to fix it in 5 minutes.
 If not I can try to fix it myself and provide patch.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/9307>
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