[tor-talk] AORTA - others tried it?

alen.alen at powdermail.com alen.alen at powdermail.com
Sun Feb 11 07:12:30 UTC 2018

> On my Debian system, programs like Firefox and Chromium do not work
>> > with TorSocks. For AORTA I haven't been able to find a program that
>> > does not work under AORTA. Please let me know if you have a program
>> > that does not work with AORTA.
>> Well, I'm not sure what is cause this:
>> $ aorta -c -t telnet abcd1234abcd1234.onion 80
>> WARNING NOT testing if Tor handles all Internet traffic.
>> RUNNING telnet abcd1234abcd1234.onion 80
>> Trying
>> telnet: connect to address Connection timed out
>> Trying fa93:ac5e:c801:b104:ad21:2e27:0f18:b4f...
>> telnet: connect to address fa93:ac5e:c801:b104:ad21:2e27:0f18:b4f:  
>> Invalid argument
>> OTOH this works fine:
>> $ torsocks telnet abcd1234abcd1234.onion 80
>> Trying
>> Connected to abcd1234abcd1234.onion.
>> Escape character is '^]'.
>> Why is AORTA failing, also why is result of trying to connect on
>> IPV6  
>> "Invalid argument"?
> This is strange in multiple ways:
> First the address. abcd1234abcd1234.onion cannot be a *real* onion

No, sorry, it's changed from the real address. The point was to observe
aorta timing out a connection while torsocks connecting ok. I found
unpredictable. But happening enough to create doubt in what aorta is

> I got a telnet reply when i tried to connect to it with AORTA. The
> connection was closed immediate after i got the "Escape character is"
> message.
> With torsocks the address was not resolved and no connection was
> established.

Well, you have discrepancies also. Why is the behavior different? Aren't
both connections going through same tor?

> About the IPV6 address in your AORTA session. I do not know how you got
> this address.

Doesn't telnet look for IPV6 if IPV4 fails? Where it got lookup, I can't
say. What does aorta do when IPV6 is requested?

> AORTA should only resolve to an IPV4 address in the
> range.


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