Subject: port-i386/34234: tor port doesn't work properly
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/19/2006 14:05:01
>Number:         34234
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       tor port doesn't work properly
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Aug 19 14:05:01 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Oleg Pilyavets
>Release:        3.0-stable
Lebedev Physical Institute
NetBSD 3.0 NetBSD 3.0 (MYKERNEL) #5: Sun Jun 18 03:30:04 MSD 2006  root@spinor.triniti.nat:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/MYKERNEL i386
I have tor- installed on my NetBSD with the help of pkgsrc system. The first lines of my tor's Makefile are:

# $NetBSD: Makefile,v 1.33 2006/08/04 15:08:55 tv Exp $
DISTNAME=               tor-

When I start tor with the default tor config file the next lines are printed to stdout:

$ tor &
[1] 2102
$ Aug 19 16:35:01.304 [notice] Tor v0.1.1.23. This is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity.
Aug 19 16:35:01.361 [notice] Initialized libevent version 1.1a using method kqueue. Good.
Aug 19 16:35:01.398 [notice] connection_create_listener(): Opening Socks listener on

Never printed to stdout after this lines.

Earlier, in tor version v. the next text in addition was printed to stdout when I run tor:

"Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working."

Now this text is never printed.

In addition to tor-detector ( writes about me:

You are (probably) NOT using Tor.

You connected to this site from, hostname, which is NOT a valid Tor exit node. If you are attempting to use a Tor client, please refer to the Tor website and specifically the instructions for configuring your Tor client. If this is not the IP address from which y
ou appear to connect when you disable your HTTP proxy, then it may be that the particular Tor node se lected by your Tor client is multi-homed.

To repeat the problem you should install tor- with the help of pkgsrc as:

$ cd /usr/pkgsrc/net/tor
$ make install

Then try
$ tor

Standard diagnostic text "Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working" will never printed to stdout.

Consequently, tor-detector ( writes sometimes that you are not (probably) using tor.