[tor-relays] Strange Problem Browsing Blocked Websites‏

Enrique Fynn enriquefynn at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 04:20:51 UTC 2014

On 10 April 2014 01:01, Tor Relays at brwyatt.net <tor at brwyatt.net> wrote:
> 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
> country.
> Bryan

That's not a bug, it's firefox default behavior. To change this:
1- Go to about:config
2- Set network.proxy.socks_remote_dns to true

"Even a stopped clock is right twice a day"

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