[tor-dev] Tor Browser videos Automation

Arthur D. Edelstein arthuredelstein at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 17:03:37 UTC 2015

Hi Sherief,

>>>> Karsten insisted that I have to run a local copy of torproject.org
>>>> <http://torproject.org> using a web server while the automated script
>>>> runs since we can't estimate or depend on the connection speed. The
>>>> major blocker in this is that the browser redirects to
>>>> https://torproject.org/ whenever I try to map to
>>>> torproject.org <http://torproject.org> (or www.torproject.org
>>>> <http://www.torproject.org>) in my /etc/hosts file.

So you're trying to get http, but you get https, correct? Sounds like
it might be the HSTS Preload list. See
torproject.org is among the domains on Firefox's preload list:

I think you can turn off HSTS Preloading by creating an integer pref
named "test.currentTimeOffsetSeconds", and setting it to 11491200.
(Under about:config, right-click and choose "New > Integer".)


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