[tor-talk] Controller password - ARM

Damian Johnson atagar1 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 16:26:07 UTC 2012

> My question is how do I get around this running just Tor with ARM on a
> terminal only server..

Hi Eric. Arm should only be prompting you for a password if tor is
requiring it to authenticate. Couple questions...

* Do you have a 'HashedControlPassword' in your torrc? If so then
that's why. If not then are you sure that tor is using the torrc that
you think that it is? You can try starting tor via "tor -f
/path/to/my/torrc" to be sure.

* If you're sure that you don't have a password set then you can dig
deeper by running telnet, then typing "PROTOCOLINFO"...

atagar at morrigan:~$ telnet localhost 9051
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
250-VERSION Tor=""
250 OK
250 closing connection
Connection closed by foreign host.

The important bit is the "AUTH METHODS". That will have 'NONE',

If it just has 'HASHEDPASSWORD' then that's your issue - tor has been
configured to require password authentication. If it has multiple then
arm will attempt the others first then fall back to the password. Let
me know if this is the case since it's a little curious that it isn't
working automagically.

Cheers! -Damian

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