[tor-relays] Strange Problem Browsing Blocked Websites‏

sssheep sssheep at i2pmail.org
Thu Apr 10 06:44:53 UTC 2014

On Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:26:27 +0000 (UTC)
Enrique Fynn <enriquefynn at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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

This is set already in TBB which you should be using.
It exists for a reason, use it instead of attempting to create your own

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