PHP coder needs Tor details
jamuir at scs.carleton.ca
Thu Feb 15 16:11:00 UTC 2007
Mr. Blue wrote:
> I've found put that if I want to make nobody utilize Tor I must submit
> FULL path to Tor
> Like: /usr/local/bin/tor
> If I just type tor than it doesn't work.
> Now, when I try to execute Tor command like nobody I get this message:
> [notice] Tor v0.1.1.26. This is experimental software. Do not rely on it
> for strong anonymity.
> [notice] Configuration file "/usr/local/etc/tor/torrc" not present,
> using reasonable defaults.
> Initialized libevent version 1.2a using method kqueue. Good.
> Error creating directory //.tor: Permission denied
> Failed to parse/validate config: Couldn't access/create private data
> directory "//.tor"
> Last 2 rows are confusing me -what should I do?
Tor needs to create a directory where it can store network data. It
tried to create one at //.tor, but it does not have the necessary
permissions. You need to tell Tor someplace where it has permission to
create a directory.
Have you had a look at the sample torrc file that comes with the tor
source? It is quite helpful. Here is an excerpt:
## The directory for keeping all the keys/etc. By default, we store
## things in $HOME/.tor on Unix, and in Application Data\tor on Windows.
So add a line like this to your torrc file:
(that's "nobody" as in the username nobody). You can also specify this
as a command line parameter -- read the tor man page to see how to do that.
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