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Old 07-10-2015, 06:16 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Tor + Tsocks + Pidgin

I installed tor and it connected to the tor server properly :

Jul 10 15:34:06.546 [notice] Opening Socks listener on
Jul 10 15:34:06.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 0%: Starting
Jul 10 15:34:07.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 5%: Connecting to directory server
Jul 10 15:34:07.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 10%: Finishing handshake with directory server
Jul 10 15:34:08.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 15%: Establishing an encrypted directory connection
Jul 10 15:34:09.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 20%: Asking for networkstatus consensus
Jul 10 15:34:09.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 25%: Loading networkstatus consensus
Jul 10 15:34:21.000 [notice] I learned some more directory information, but not enough to build a circuit: We have no usable consensus.
Jul 10 15:34:22.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 40%: Loading authority key certs
Jul 10 15:34:22.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 45%: Asking for relay descriptors
Jul 10 15:34:22.000 [notice] I learned some more directory information, but not enough to build a circuit: We need more microdescriptors: we have 0/6621, and can only build 0% of likely paths. (We have 0% of guards bw, 0% of midpoint bw, and 0% of exit bw = 0% of path bw.)
Jul 10 15:34:25.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 50%: Loading relay descriptors
Jul 10 15:36:55.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 56%: Loading relay descriptors
Jul 10 15:37:07.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 65%: Loading relay descriptors
Jul 10 15:37:07.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 77%: Loading relay descriptors
Jul 10 15:38:49.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network
Jul 10 15:38:49.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit
Jul 10 15:38:51.000 [notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working.
Jul 10 15:38:51.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done

I configure my "tsocks" for use "" and port "9050" but when I use "tsocks pidgin" and want open my Gmail account it show me :

Jul 10 15:43:17.000 [warn] Socks5 username/password version 60 not recognized; rejecting.
Jul 10 15:43:17.000 [warn] Fetching socks handshake failed. Closing.
when I change pidgin setting to "socks 5" it show me :

15:54:51 libtsocks(23140): Need a password in tsocks.conf or $TSOCKS_PASSWORD to authenticate with
and when pidgin ask me Gtalk password and I enter it show me "Not Authorized"

What is my problem?

proxychains show me same error :

$ proxychains pidgin
ProxyChains-3.1 (
|DNS-response|: does not exist
|DNS-response|: does not exist
|DNS-response| is
|DNS-response|: debian does not exist
|DNS-response|: debian does not exist
|DNS-response|: debian does not exist

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Old 07-12-2015, 06:06 PM   #2
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Why would you want to use Pidgin through Tor?
You should never use anything that requires authentication through Tor because that makes you identifiable.
This negates the point of using Tor in the first place.

Having said that, it looks like you need to edit tsocks.conf based on the response you're getting. You should probably read the man pages associated with it.
Old 07-13-2015, 01:09 PM   #3
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I want to use Tor with Pidgin because of Third Person.
Edit tsocks.conf? You mean is I must use "default_user" and "default_pass" ?


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