OSX: Vidilia (Does not recognize that tor is already running)

phobos at rootme.org phobos at rootme.org
Sat Jun 17 16:14:39 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 03:55:45PM +0200, numE at onionizer.de wrote 0.5K bytes in 20 lines about:
: i just updated to the latest version of tor including vidilia.
: unfortunately i cant use vidilia, as vidilia does not recognize that tor
: is already running (/Library/StartupItems/Tor/tor <- put there by the
: older versions).

Vidalia seems to assume that the local user is running
Tor and that Vidalia has full control of Tor.  This works well on
Windows, but not unix-like OSes (osx/linux/unix) where Tor is installed
as a separate user and provides ControlPort access via a tcp port.

I'm open to changing the installer, but I'd prefer Vidalia to check for
existing port 9051 (or whatever port is configured) first.

Perhaps the Vidalia people will respond.


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