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Re: Problem with Tor & IceCat

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: Problem with Tor & IceCat
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:58:40 -0500
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<address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, Tor plugin in Icecat 63 not works properly. I reported it to a developer 
> through his website.

What developer?  Can you link me to the bug report?

> There is one important thing that Tor plugin breaks. If you look at 
> there are lines you should configure 
> in
> about:config page in Icecat
> network.proxy.socks_remote_dns    true
> network.dns.disablePrefetch       true
> network.dns.disableIPv6           true
> So plugin resets  'network.proxy.socks_remote_dns' to 'false' every time it 
> runs and every time you start Icecat having tor plugin is activated. And this 
> is
> why ISP performs dns requests. 
> Jan 7, 2019, 2:02 AM by address@hidden:
>  On Sun, Jan 06, 2019 at 15:09:51 -0500, Joshua Branson wrote:
>  Now, when you start icecat, you may have to click on the tor plugin to
>  activate it, but it normally autostarts for me.
>  Also, at least for me, that doesn't configure my browser to access tor
>  hidden services. But it does run all of your http traffic through the
>  tor network, which is pretty cool.
>  That's concerning to me: it seems to imply that DNS requests are _not_
>  being proxied through Tor, which could leak very sensitive information
>  to your ISP and other parties.
>  I use FoxyProxy Standard[0] (just by habit over the many years I've used
>  Tor with Firefox), so I hadn't tried the Addon distributed with
>  Icecat. FoxyProxy has an option to proxy DNS requests through Tor (and
>  does so by default IIRC).
>  [0]:
>  -- 
>  Mike Gerwitz
>  Free Software Hacker+Activist | GNU Maintainer & Volunteer
>  GPG: D6E9 B930 028A 6C38 F43B 2388 FEF6 3574 5E6F 6D05

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