tor controller hangs / doesn't reply

Scott Bennett bennett at
Wed Jun 3 09:17:08 UTC 2009

     On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 18:54:03 -0400 Sambuddho Chakravarty
<sc2516 at> wrote:
>I use the with slight modification to suit my purpose to 
>access the tor control service. However I see it hang often and there is 
>no response from the tor control service. I am not sure what could 
>possibly be the problem . Its quite non-deterministic . There is no 
>fixed pattern or occurrences which cause the server to stop responding. 
>However the situation corresponds to no data being transferred through a 
>TCP stream using the Tor circuit to which it is assigned. A 'wget' 
>session which uses Tor to perform the download shows no throughput in 
>the throughput indicator.
     For the wget(1) case, do you have the ftp_proxy and http_proxy
environment variables both set to "localhost:8118"?

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