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

Tomáš Hnyk tomashnyk at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 18:23:27 UTC 2013

On Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:49:44 +0200, Damian Johnson <atagar at torproject.org>  

>> 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.")
> Hi Tomáš. The tor man page (and the documentation you cited) talks
> about tor's defaults. However, since you're using Ubuntu you got this
> from the deb, right? If so then the deb contains a torrc of its own
> (which is understandably a little confusing). I believe that this is
> what it uses...
> https://gitweb.torproject.org/debian/tor.git/blob/HEAD:/debian/tor-service-defaults-torrc
thanks. I guess that's it. So I should file a bug in ubuntu/debian to mend  
the manpage as well, do I understand it correctly?

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