Polipo starts on bootup

Mary Escondido maqiq89 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 19 16:00:39 UTC 2011

Hi Andre,

having polipo running should not prevent tor from running.
What messages did tor emit when it failed to start?
polipo is useful as a http proxy (which tor is not).
typically, you would set your system-wide http-proxy
environment variable to point to polipo, and configure
polipo to use the local tor.


--- On Wed, 1/19/11, andre76 at fastmail.fm <andre76 at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> From: andre76 at fastmail.fm <andre76 at fastmail.fm>
> Subject: Polipo starts on bootup
> To: or-talk at freehaven.net
> Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 2:27 AM
> I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and have the
> Tor browser bundle installed.
> After Ubuntu boots up and I try to start Tor I find that
> Tor won't
> start.  I found that Polipo is running so I did a
> Pidof polipo and then
> a sudo kill xxxx (for the polipo process number).
> Is there any reason I should have Polipo on my machine at
> all and,
> secondly, is there any risk in Polipo starting at bootup?
> Should I just delete Polipo off my computer?

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