[tor-relays] Strange Problem Browsing Blocked Websites‏

Tor Relays at brwyatt.net tor at brwyatt.net
Thu Apr 10 04:30:45 UTC 2014

On Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:20:51 -0300, Enrique Fynn <enriquefynn at gmail.com>
> On 10 April 2014 01:01, Tor Relays at brwyatt.net <tor at brwyatt.net>
>> If I remember correctly, Firefox has a bug where it won't do DNS
>> over a SOCKS proxy. It will, however do DNS lookups through an HTTP
>> that supports it, such as Polipo. If you configure Polipo to act as an
>> 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
>> 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
> Peace;
> Fynn.
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I stand corrected. Thanks for catching that, that's a much easier solution
to the same problem.


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