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Old 07-16-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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tor problems in mint 17


I have been using tor in Fedora 19 and Mint 16, but this week I installed Mint 17 and found that tixati bittorrent client can no longer use tor as proxy, I always get this error:

Code:
Jul 15 12:10:45.000 [warn] Fetching socks handshake failed. Closing.
Jul 15 12:10:45.000 [warn] Socks5 username/password version 5 not recognized; re
jecting.
If I try to use it from Firefox, I get this:

Code:
Jul 15 12:36:23.000 [notice] Application request when we haven't used client functionality lately. Optimistically trying directory fetches again.
Today, Im checking the logs again, and I have found this errors:

Code:
ul 16 14:37:17.000 [warn] Problem bootstrapping. Stuck at 10%: Finishing handsh
ake with directory server. (DONE; DONE; count 33; recommendation warn)
Jul 16 14:37:17.000 [warn] 33 connections have failed:
Jul 16 14:37:17.000 [warn]  32 connections died in state handshaking (TLS) with
SSL state unknown state in HANDSHAKE
Jul 16 14:37:17.000 [warn]  1 connections died in state connect()ing with SSL state (No SSL object)
Is there any way to solve this?
 
Old 07-16-2014, 05:06 PM   #2
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try using torify to force it through tor.

Warning:
bittorrent advertises your IP address, tor *will not* 'hide' it


Edit, old but background
blog.torproject.org/blog/bittorrent-over-tor-isnt-good-idea

Last edited by Firerat; 07-16-2014 at 05:08 PM.
 
Old 07-18-2014, 06:30 AM   #3
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Im not trying to hide my ip, I just need to avoid my ISP restriction on torrents (in soway, they prevent me from connecting to trackers). I will try torify and see what happens.
 
Old 07-18-2014, 04:35 PM   #4
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PLEASE!!!!!!
do not use tor for torrents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
there is ONLY really one way to safely do that and it involves a VM
PLEASE!!!!!!!
do some research
start with Torrentfreak
 
Old 07-18-2014, 05:51 PM   #5
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A vm or a vpn ?

I was going to offer a vpn solution,

bittorrent over tor is 'slow' and screws up the anonymous bit

To be honest I seldom use torrents , only use them for distros and don't seem to get capping issues with my isp (viginmedia in uk)
Might be because I seldom use torrents

you could try ktorent , it has option to proxy just the trackers
Trouble is, if not using kde you need to install (automagic,, dependent on distro) a whole load of kde stuff, don't recall how much.. but a fair 'chunk'

But, can't help with specific; dodging', as against LQ rules

'Legit' trackers should be fine, if not complain to isp !
 
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a lot of isp's block port 6881
use ports for torrent clients in the 50,000 to 65,536 range
 
  


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