[tor-qa] Tor Browser 4.0 is ready for testing

Sherief Alaa sheriefalaa.w at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 21:54:30 UTC 2014

On Oct 13, 2014, at 7:22 PM, David Fifield <david at bamsoftware.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 04:55:29PM +0200, Sherief Alaa wrote:
>> + While testing on OS X, I noticed that in the "Apps using significant
>> energy" battery menu that "TorBrowser.app.meek-http-helper" is running
>> but I never chose to run meek to begin with (only obfs3).
> Hmm, this shouldn't happen. Can you send me the tor log?

10/13/14, 21:05:25.930 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 5%: Connecting to directory server 
10/13/14, 21:05:25.931 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 10%: Finishing handshake with directory server 
10/13/14, 21:05:27.205 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 15%: Establishing an encrypted directory connection 
10/13/14, 21:05:27.481 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 20%: Asking for networkstatus consensus 
10/13/14, 21:05:27.646 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 25%: Loading networkstatus consensus 
10/13/14, 21:05:28.387 [NOTICE] new bridge descriptor 'gamma' (fresh): $xxxxx~gamma at 37.13x.xx.xxx 
10/13/14, 21:05:28.387 [NOTICE] I learned some more directory information, but not enough to build a circuit: We have no usable consensus. 
10/13/14, 21:05:34.445 [NOTICE] We now have enough directory information to build circuits. 
10/13/14, 21:05:34.445 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network 
10/13/14, 21:05:34.949 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit 
10/13/14, 21:05:39.955 [NOTICE] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working. 
10/13/14, 21:05:39.955 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 100%: Done 
10/13/14, 21:05:40.792 [NOTICE] New control connection opened from 

Doesn’t say much really.

> If you manually kill TorBrowser.app.meek-http-helper, does it come back
> when you start Tor Browser again?

I can’t even find it in the process list inside the Activity Monitor (see attached). I also tried $ ps -ax | grep meek and nothing showed up.
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