[tor-dev] Tor Browser videos Automation

Sherief Alaa sheriefalaa.w at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 04:26:53 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 7:03 PM, Arthur D. Edelstein <
arthuredelstein at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2012/11/01/preloading-hsts/
> torproject.org is among the domains on Firefox's preload list:
> https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/security/manager/ssl/nsSTSPreloadList.inc
> 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".)
> Arthur

Hi Arthur,

I've tested the pref and unfortunately it doesn't work. I still get the
https version of torproject.org.

Sherief Alaa
pgp 0x8623B882
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