[tor-talk] OFTC and Tor

Griffin Boyce griffin at cryptolab.net
Thu Jul 9 02:12:37 UTC 2015

   I've had issues for a long while now, which is why I'm just typically 
not on OFTC at all (because all connections fail as they're routed 
through Tor).  Unfortunately, the trade-off of maintaining location 
security but not being available on IRC is one I have to make.  Worth 
noting that OFTC didn't respond to a support request for this.


Juan Miguel Navarro Martínez wrote:
> Tor access at Freenode has been taken down for 6 months because of 
> abuse
> though:
> https://twitter.com/freenodestaff/status/564848187710906368
> https://freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml#tor
> As for OFTC, it's just exit node luck. Maybe if you know what node is
> it, just exclude it on your torrc.
> El 09/07/2015 a las 1:48, Sean Lynch escribió:
>> On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 5:51 AM Pickfire <pickfire at riseup.net> wrote:
>>> I hope that there is also a way to use tor with freenode other than
>>> oftc.
>>> I wanted to use tor with freenode and oftc in pidgin. And it seems 
>>> that
>>> the method "really hope that the exit I have isn't blocked" have a 
>>> very,
>>> very low probability. (about 10%)
>>> I still haven't figured out how to use SSL in freenode and oftc.
>> I am fairly sure Freenode allows access through Tor if you are 
>> registered
>> and authenticate with SASL. There might be some additional step 
>> required
>> beyond simple authentication; I recall Tor users complaining about the
>> requirement. But they may have just been complaining about Javascript 
>> or
>> the need to use a valid email address? Not sure if SSL is required to 
>> auth,
>> but you should really be using it. You need to use port 6697, 7000, or 
>> 7070
>> for SSL.
> --
> Juan Miguel Navarro Martínez
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