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Old 10-04-2010, 07:45 AM   #1
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Smile suddenly: "the proxy server is refusing connections"


So Im newish to computing, and new to anything network/linux related.

Situation: yesterday I installed Privoxy and it was working great (verified via Privoxy.org). Starting today while at a coffee shop i go the error "the proxy server is refusing connections". All of my settings are what they were yesterday and the default:



Code:
$ privoxy --version
Privoxy version 3.0.15 (http://www.privoxy.org/)
and in firefox


Code:
Connection settings: Manual proxy config, http proxy: 127.0.0.1 port 8118. Ssl: (same)
SOCKSv5 "no proxy for: localhost, 127.0.0.1"
All these settings were the same as original when it was working.

(note: this is happening on all networks not just that coffee shop network now)

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Old 10-04-2010, 08:17 AM   #2
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request to attach config and exact error.
 
Old 10-08-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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request to attach config and exact error.
error is:
Code:
The proxy server is refusing connections
Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections.

    *   Check the proxy settings to make sure that they are correct.

    *   Contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is
          working.
what config file should i post?

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Old 10-08-2010, 11:14 AM   #4
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Make sure privoxy and tor are running.
Verify the firewall settings.

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Old 10-08-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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Make sure privoxy and tor are running.
Verify the firewall settings.

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Being that I am very "green" w/r/t Linux, I suppose that is, itself, my question: How do i verify privoxy is running...Assuming this error implies that Privoxy is not running and therefore can't connect when using privoxy settings in Firefox. Also, iptables is not something I have played with. Tor is not installed.
 
Old 10-08-2010, 11:31 AM   #6
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So I have narrowed down the problem I think. I ran the following:
Code:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/privoxy restart
 * Restarting filtering proxy server privoxy                             [ OK ]
$
Now, this worked, however, when I restart my computer, I have the same problem over again.
 
Old 10-08-2010, 11:58 AM   #7
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Are there some errors when you boot?
Take a look in the logfiles
You could put
Code:
/etc/init.d/privoxy restart
in rc.local

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Old 10-08-2010, 12:01 PM   #8
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TRY

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chkconfig privoxy on
to keep the service permanent.
 
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:09 PM   #10
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to keep the service permanent.
Code:
 chkconfig: command not found
Not sure if this is the reason but im running Ubuntu 10.04
 
Old 10-08-2010, 12:14 PM   #11
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Are there some errors when you boot?
Take a look in the logfiles
You could put
Code:
/etc/init.d/privoxy restart
in rc.local

Kind regards

repo, i found an rc.local in /var/lib/update-rc.d is that the one you are referring to? It hardly has any contents. (sorry for the newb questions)
 
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repo, i found an rc.local in /var/lib/update-rc.d is that the one you are referring to? It hardly has any contents. (sorry for the newb questions)
It should be in /et/rc.local or /etc/init.d/rc.local
For ubuntu you need to create it
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RcLocalHowto

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Old 10-08-2010, 12:21 PM   #13
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repo, i found an rc.local in /var/lib/update-rc.d is that the one you are referring to? It hardly has any contents. (sorry for the newb questions)
It should be /et/rc.local or /etc/init.d/rc.local
Seems for ubuntu you need to create it
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RcLocalHowto

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Old 10-08-2010, 12:29 PM   #14
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It should be /et/rc.local or /etc/init.d/rc.local
Seems for ubuntu you need to create it
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RcLocalHowto

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i found /etc/init.d/rc.local but its a shell script. Is this what I am looking for or am I looking for a config file?
 
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yes it is a shell script
just put the line at the end of the file


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