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?
oh ok cool so normally its house -> tor but now its house -> socks5 -> tor right?
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.
cool thank you cacahuatl
Otherwise, you probably shouldn't use it.
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?
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.
additionally tor selects different circuits for "long lived" ports
nice nice are you guys devs of tor?
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.
oh ok didnt know it was a big deal where can i go to view the source code of tor oh nvm found it
I didn't know technical knowledge and wisdom were so conjoined; haven't seen them together much.
(Action) hi there \o
any chance someone here could help me verify the tor browser developer fingerprint?
anandthakker: what would you need?
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
Rai-chan: try #tor-dev or report it as a bug
will do, just investigating further
Rai-chan: i notified boklm on #tor-dev, thanks he did basically all the build mgic for tor messenger *magic
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
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
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?