[tor-talk] still unable to reach StartPage or Ixquick

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Tue Oct 8 17:36:39 UTC 2013

On 10/8/2013 12:13 AM, krishna e bera wrote:
> On 13-10-07 11:44 PM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
>> Yes, the pages are timing out - immediately, repeatedly, spread out
>> dozenS of times over a week.  Also happening on DDG.  I would've used
>> dozens of circuits & new identities.  Some were U.S. exit relays.   The
>> only way I know of that could happen, is if the site's down (They aren't
>> for regular Fx), or if they're blocking Tor traffic.  Or something's
>> interfering w/ TBB getting to them.   DDG has also been unreachable w/
>> TBB.  The newer has the same issue.
>> Either it's not happening to that many TBB users, or;
>> Not that many actually use Startpage / Ixquick;
>> Other than you, list users are too busy to reply a "works for me," or
>> "same problem here."
> I just tried Startpage and DDG - both worked.
> The exit node chosen (by TBB) was
> The TBB version is
> tor-browser-gnu-linux-x86_64-2.3.25-11-dev-en-US.tar.gz
> It isnt prompting me to get a newer one, so i havent.
> Should this be handled via trac?
> I see a few tickets relating to Startpage, but nothing that says it isnt
> responding.  9186, 9117, 9101, 7258 8839(dup?).
Thanks for checking.  BTW, d/l page says this is latest ver: /Version 
2.3.25-13 - Linux, BSD, and Unix/ .  Don't wind up like some silk road 
users - who had an old TBB version. :)

It could be a Windows  TBB issue, or I could be incredibly unlucky that 
many dozens of exit relays, all happen to be blacklisted by Ixquick, 
Startpage & DDG.  Not likely.
Now, CAN'T connect to Google search (most of time; not tried that much), 
nor Wikipedia.  Connections on all "fail" in 1 or 2 seconds. I CAN 
connect to all other TBB included search engines.  No problem w/ most 
other sites.

Just now, it used a U.S. exit, but wouldn't connect (didn't copy the 
address, but one of MANY dozens over last week or so), .

Since it STARTED happening - suddenly, in WINDOWS TBB 2.3.25-12 - where 
it worked fine for weeks, haven't connected to Startpage / Ixquick a 
single time.  It "times out" IMMEDIATELY.  Doesn't even "think about 
it."  Dozens of sessions, new identities, many dozens of exit relays.  
Same results w/ newest Windows 2.3.25-13 w/ CLEAN profile & nothing 
added that didn't come in the bundle.

The odds of ALL those exit relay addresses being blacklisted are very 
unlikely.  But, since no others using Windows TBB 2.3.25-x have replied, 
no idea.
Could try a 2.4.x or 3.0 version, just to test this one problem.

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