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Sweet
i have a question about the tor browser
there is an option in the tor browser to use a socks5 proxy. that i can use with the tor browser
how does that work? do the socks5 proxy connect to the entry tor node to browse the web?
ncl
yes
Sweet
oh ok cool
so normally its
house -> tor
but now its
house -> socks5 -> tor
right?
cacahuatl
Yes, it configures Tor to make it's connections over a SOCKS proxy. Some networks require you to use a specific proxy to exit out from them.
Sweet
cool thank you cacahuatl
cacahuatl
Otherwise, you probably shouldn't use it.
Sweet
k
other question
if i use a tor service to connect to irc, when the circuit gets refreshed, shouldnt it disconnect me from the irc?
cacahuatl
Circuits are kept open while they're being used.
Only if you try to make a new connection would it go over the newly built circuit.
Sweet
oh cool
         

ncl
additionally tor selects different circuits for "long lived" ports
Sweet
nice nice
are you guys devs of tor?
velope
Sweet: it's more polite to not ask about categories of people. the quality of answers shows how knowledgeable and wise a person is soon enough.
Sweet
oh ok
didnt know it was a big deal
where can i go to view the source code of tor
oh nvm
found it
velope
https://www.torproject.org/docs/documentation.html.en#UpToSpeed
tacky
I didn't know technical knowledge and wisdom were so conjoined; haven't seen them together much.
PowerKiller
that's true
slackie
(Action) hi there \o
anandthakker
any chance someone here could help me verify the tor browser developer fingerprint?
junglefowl
anandthakker: what would you need?
Rai-chan
hi, Tor Messenger doesn't work for me
when I run it, it just exits immediateky
immediately*
running Windows 10, latest Insider Preview build
seems it crashes inside directx dlls trying to write to a null pointer
whitanne_
Rai-chan: try #tor-dev or report it as a bug
Rai-chan
will do, just investigating further
GeKo
Rai-chan: i notified boklm on #tor-dev, thanks
he did basically all the build mgic for tor messenger
*magic
kvm234
#tails
ploopkazoo
is there a way to stop accepting new connections to my relay but let existing connections live so that I can eventually reboot without breaking anyone's tunnels?
a graceful shutdown type of thing
TvdW
that won't do much good, sadly
however, ctrl-c'ing works (gives connections 20 seconds to finish)
see ShutdownWaitLength in the manual (https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en)
30 seconds, actually
ploopkazoo
on i2p tunnels only last 10 minutes do when you shutdown it'll wait 11 minutes by default so you seamlessly leave the network without breaking anything
does it work differently with tor?
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