Pidgin and Gajim are both DNS-leaking, what IM-tool for Jabber are you using?

Ruben Garcia ruben at
Fri Jan 11 09:39:36 UTC 2008

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Scott Bennett escribió:
>      On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 21:47:23 +0000 Robert Hogan <robert at>
> wrote:
>> On Thursday 10 January 2008 17:39:54 kazaam wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I tested today Pidgin and Gajim for DNS-leaking and found that both are
>>> doing it. In Both you can't circumvent it. Even when using a http-proxy
>>> they still resolve the dns by themselves not using the proxy. What is your
>>> preferred IM-application for jabber?
>>> greets
>> =46or the likes of Pidgin and Gaim you're better off using the patched vers=
>> ion=20
>> of tsocks. If you're a Linux user, TorK offers a one-click way to launch=20
>      I'm assuming the patch is to get tsocks to do name resolution via a socks
> proxy using 4a or 5.  If that is correct, where can I get the patch, please?
> I'm running FreeBSD 6.3-PRERELEASE, but haven't updated my ports tree in months
> (since before the 6.9 --> 7.2 ports freeze), so I'll need to patch it
> directly.

I assume you are referring to
(Version 1.8.3 at the bottom of the page has BSD support)

>> pidgin or gaim socksified by the non-dns-leaking tsocks through tor. To get=
>> =20
>> this work all you have to do is install TorK. It also has a 'failsafe' opti=
>> on=20
>> that (with the tor 0.2.x series) will route all your systems dns traffic=20
>> through Tor.
>> Disclaimer: I'm the developer of TorK. (
>      Thanks in advance.
>                                   Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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