[tor-talk] Question about running Tor + Tor Browser

Luther Blissett lblissett at paranoici.org
Tue Nov 12 18:46:10 UTC 2013

On Fri, 2013-11-08 at 14:50 -0600, Anthony Papillion wrote:
> On 11/08/2013 03:38 AM, Lunar wrote:
> > Anthony Papillion:
> >> I'm helping a friend set up Tor on Xubuntu. He's gotten the non-TBB
> >> package and has Tor set to run each time he logs into his computer (it's
> >> running as a relay).  He also wants to be able to use Tor Browser to use
> >> Tor too. Do I need to manually configure Firefox or is there a way to
> >> get the Firefox in the TBB to run properly when Tor is being run separately?
> > 
> > The Tor Browser Bundle and a system-wide Tor should run alongside
> > happily. Just unpack and use the Tor Browser Bundle as you would on
> > another system.
> Hmm. In his case (and in a test case I'm running) if I have Tor running
> already TBB fails when Vidalia starts saying it can't bind to the
> listening ports. This is expected, I'd think, since the ports are
> already in use when the TBB tries to bind to them.
> Am I missing something?
> Anthony
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> Anthony Papillion
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You may change the default ports on either tor or TBB to avoid the
collision. You may run FF through tor network the same way, but it must
be said that TBB does a lot more than just run your traffic, it goes a
long way trying to keep its promises by cycling cookies, forcing your
dns requests through the network, removing broken crypto standards and
more. If you r going to do that, you need to do some research on your
own in order to understand the many ways your privacy could be

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