[tor-talk] Firewall setting in Tor Browser not working?
cristian at balist.es
Wed Aug 1 14:06:27 UTC 2018
I have a couple of questions about the "Tor Network settings" in Tor
Tor browser can be configure to use bridges and/or pluggable transport
if needed. However it may happen that these PT are exposed on port that
cannot be reached from behind company/university restrictive firewalls.
In the Tor Network settings (clicking on the onion icon) I see that
there is an option that says "This computer goes through a firewall that
only allows connections to certain ports", this option is not available
when ou click on the "Configure" button when you want to configure a
connection when Tor is starting up.
Tor Network settings at startup:
Tor Networks settings from the icon:
My first question is: why there is this difference?
The second question is about how this setting work.
Here's my scenario, born out of testing a bridge with pluggable
* I start Tor browser normally
* I go to "Tor Network settings" and I put in my bridge with plugglable
* I enable the firewall setting indicating to go through ports 80,443
with this configuration Tor Browser does not work.
Note that the bridge works, if I use a proxy to bypass the firewall or
if I connect from a non-firewalled network Tor Browser works normally.
So, how does that setting work?
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