[tor-relays] Strange Problem Browsing Blocked Websites‏

Tor Relays at brwyatt.net tor at brwyatt.net
Thu Apr 10 04:01:06 UTC 2014

If I remember correctly, Firefox has a bug where it won't do DNS lookups
over a SOCKS proxy. It will, however do DNS lookups through an HTTP proxy
that supports it, such as Polipo. If you configure Polipo to act as an HTTP
proxy that forwards to the Tor SOCKS proxy, and add Polipo to your Firefox
config as an HTTP proxy (you can leave Tor's SOCKS proxy entry), this may
resolve the issue your are seeing, assuming DNS blocking/filtering in your


On Wed, 9 Apr 2014 19:21:48 +0000, Ferdi GULER <ferdiguler at outlook.com>
> Hello All,
> Today I have installed tor on my raspberry pi and also set it up as a
> relay. I can monitor tor traffic using arm so it means it is working. My
> SocksPort configuration is  9050, where
> internal ip of my raspberry pi.In order to anonymize my browsing traffic
> my main windows PC, I configured Firefox to use my raspberry pi as proxy
> port 9050. When I visit the page https://check.torproject.org/, it says
> configuration is successful and I see different ip address. From that
> I assume everything should work properly but if I try to browse web
> that are blocked in my country such as youtube it just does not connect.
> However if I use VPN I can see those blocked web sites.
> So could anyone please tell me what is wrong with my configuration? I'm
> realy confused...
> Thanks in advance!

More information about the tor-relays mailing list