tor controller hangs / doesn't reply

Sambuddho Chakravarty sc2516 at
Wed Jun 3 23:50:16 UTC 2009

Right; next time I see this behaviour I am doing to post snippets from 
the 'debug' messages.

Drake Wilson wrote:
> Quoth Sambuddho Chakravarty <sc2516 at>, on 2009-06-03 17:26:03 -0400:
>>  Changing http_proxy=http://localhost:8118 with  
>> http_proxy=localhost:8118 doesn't show any difference . Eventually the  
>> tor controller hangs and fails to response to commands (and the wget  
>> session fails as well). I am not sure weather the problem is with wget  
>> or with tor ...
> I doubt the proxy setting has anything to do with it.  Wget in
> interactive mode (or at least the versions I've seen) describes the
> proxy to which it's connecting when it performs the connection, so if
> that looks okay, it should be fine.
> Back to the original thread, some basic troubleshooting seems
> necessary first: can you describe which version of the relevant
> control script you're using, and which version of Tor?  Do any unusual
> messages appear in the Tor logfile when this happens?  It's hard to
> search for the causes of problems without that basic information.
> For completeness: what version of Wget is it, and can you safely
> reveal which origin server you're trying to contact?
>> Thanks
>> Sambuddho
>    ---> Drake Wilson

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