Proper TOR DNS Configuration Testing Help

Mark Manning mark.manning at
Tue Jan 1 02:51:15 UTC 2008

That's awesome!  That's exactly how I was thinking but to be honest I wasn't
sure how to implement the background service that ties the query logs to the
web server.

If it wouldn't take too long, do you think you could talk about the
specifics a little bit more?

On Dec 30, 2007 5:43 AM, Mike Cardwell <tor at> wrote:

> Mark Manning wrote:
> > Hello - I'm just starting to pay attention to this mailing list so
> > forgive me if this subject has been brought up before.
> >
> > I'm interested in setting up a [or using an existing] service that could
> > test for a proper DNS configuration [among other things].  The goal
> > being that a person could visit a web page to confirm that their DNS
> > queries were being forwarded through the TOR network and not using a
> > local DNS server.
> I was considering doing something similar but haven't found the time
> recently. I got around to setting up a basic page which does the DNS
> check you're refering to, and also does a check to make sure gopher://
> requests are being proxied:
> The DNS check basically works by just turning on binds query logging,
> and then having a daemon which tails the log file looking for the
> appropriate requests and then making the data available to the cgi
> Regards,
> Mike
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