[tor-dev] default value of CookieAuthentication is wrong inthe documentation

Tomáš Hnyk tomashnyk at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 14:18:45 UTC 2013

I am using tor on Ubuntu 12.10, version of tor: v0.2.3.22-rc
The documentation https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en says
that default value of CookieAuthentication is 0. However, until I set it 0
in my torrc, tor wanted a cookie ("host 9051 515 Authentication failed:
Wrong length on authentication cookie.")

My torrc is this:
FascistFirewall 1
ControlPort 9051
CookieAuthentication 0
I guess the documentation (on the web and the man page and comments in
torrc file) should ve mended to reflect this. Or am I missing something?
Tomas Hnyk
P.S.: I know I should use some form of authentication, but I just wanted
to get tor running first and see what it can do.

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