[tor-talk] still unable to reach StartPage or Ixquick
joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Wed Oct 9 23:14:57 UTC 2013
On Mon, Oct 07, 2013 at 05:18:17PM -0500, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
>>> Haven't been able to reach StartPage or Ixquick sites or do search
>>> for a week or more, in TBB 2.3.25-12. Can't even reach their home
>>> pages through another search engine, like Google or Yahoo.
>>> ** Are others able to access these 2 search engines in the *same TBB
>>> version* as I'm using? If so, maybe I need to re-extract the TBB
>>> files & start over.
>>> TBB has been closed / restarted many times since problem began.
On 10/7/2013 5:27 PM, Roger Dingledine wrote:
>> Tor 0.2.3.x is not so fun to use these days:
>> I recommend trying the TBB 3.0a4 (assuming you're not on Win XP and you
>> don't need pluggable transports):
>> We'll hopefully declare Tor 0.2.4.x stable real soon now. We keep
>> distracted though. Soon I hope! :)
After manually adding prefs.js entries in 3.0a4, that were suggested on
Tor project Trac to make it work, there's no change in being unable to
connect to Startpage, Ixquick, DDG; often even Wikipedia -SSL & Google.
Could it be (for Startpage & Ixquick), they've suddenly become very
popular, due to lots of recent news about various "people" watching
everything? Maybe they're limiting Tor or other anonymous traffic to
keep servers open for regular users.
No explanation for DDG, Wikipedia. Just that in regular Fx, can connect
to all of them instantly.
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