[tor-talk] Bridges and Tor Browser on macOS

Michael Rex bikingmike1 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 02:33:55 UTC 2018

Where is the porn?

On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:14 AM, Nathaniel Suchy <me at lunorian.is> wrote:

> Hi,
> Obfuscating when I use the Tor Network and the Tor Browser Bundle is
> important to me.
> An ISP can easily pull the built in obfs4 bridges from the saved torrc file
> after installing the Tor Browser Bundle. They can then determine any
> connections to those IP Addresses are likely Tor traffic and treat the
> traffic differently.
> As such my first thought is to get bridges from
> https://bridges.torproject.org/ however when I open up Tor Network
> settings
> and add them (both OBFS4 and non-OBFS4) the Tor circuit won’t establish.
> There is not a “problem” with the built in bridges other than a skilled
> adversary knowing it’s Tor traffic which is something I would like to avoid
> if possible.
> I’m using the Tor Browser Bundle on macOS High Sierra if this information
> helps with finding the problem.
> What can I do to try and solve this problem?
> Cheers,
> Nathaniel
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