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

Joe Btfsplk 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:
>> https://blog.torproject.org/blog/how-to-handle-millions-new-tor-clients
>> I recommend trying the TBB 3.0a4 (assuming you're not on Win XP and you
>> don't need pluggable transports):
>> https://blog.torproject.org/category/tags/tbb-30
>> We'll hopefully declare Tor 0.2.4.x stable real soon now. We keep 
>> getting
>> 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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