Another q about tor

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by personguy666, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. personguy666

    personguy666 Registered Member

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    OK I was using tor again and i shut my laptop overnight w/ all my windows left
    in the morning i reopened it opened a new tab to check on tor. (check.torproject.org)
    it said "sorry you are not using tor" but then in "your ip address is ..." it gave me the ip address of a tor node.
    my other tab was my facebook alt acct.
    did anonymity leak?
     
  2. personguy666

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    bump4replise
     
  3. personguy666

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    sooo
    any answers pl0x
     
  4. CasperFace

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    I doubt it. If the reported IP address was indeed a Tor node (and not your real IP), then probably it was just a new node that hasn't yet been recognized in their database.
     
  5. personguy666

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    i found out about it being a tor node via google.
    so it was a node.
    the problem here was that my laptop was closed (like sleep) for night.
    so when I opened it i went straight to check.torproject.org
     
  6. personguy666

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    can guys answr?
    I really dont wanna abandon that facebook acct.
     
  7. personguy666

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    srsly
    re ****in ply guise? Plz?
     
  8. EncryptedBytes

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    Being rude will not expedite an answer. If you are pressed for time you can probably find out answers faster doing research on Tor yourself. Now back to the topic at hand. What exactly is the question you are asking? CasperFace correctly answered your original enquiry.
     
  9. marktor

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    Dont know why I am going even help here since you are being so nice about this :rolleyes: but guess I will consider this my good deed of the day.

    Very Simple answer when your computer goes to sleep your network connection is cut off thus the tor network connection is cut off. When you wake your computer from sleep mode Tor is not automatically reconnecting.
    My simple advice dont put your computer into sleep mode. If you do reconnect to Tor when you wake it. This could cause your real IP to be leaked though for second until you reconnect to Tor depending on what network activity you have going on when you reconnect before you reconnect to Tor. There maybe someway to automatically have Tor reconnect when you wake your computer but I still think you are looking at your real IP being leaked. So simply do not put your computer into sleep. Hope this answers your question.. Hopefully next time you ask a question you wont be so rude that make NO ONE want to answer your questions.
     
  10. personguy666

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    k i wont be rude.
    but why did tor check tell me "your ip is (tor node ip)"?
    also my tor browser is set up so if you accidentally click "stop tor" for example no pages will load since "manual proxy config" is checked in network settings.
    is IP still leaked?
     
  11. mirimir

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    Tor must have reconnected.

    You keep asking that ;) There's no way that any of us could know. If it matters so much to you, it would be wise to thoroughly educate yourself about Tor before using it.
     
  12. personguy666

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    I mean at the same time it said "you aren't using tor" and "your ip is (tor node)".
    my main question is: is it possible there to be any sort of connection w/ the browser w/o tor?
    Because the default proxy config is "manual proxy config" on the browser".
    so you get "proxy server is refusing connections" error whenever you try using tor browser w/o tor.
     
  13. CasperFace

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    No. You are safe. Normal HTTP traffic is NOT going to bypass the browser's proxy settings under any circumstances.
     
  14. personguy666

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    maybe...still im a bit bothered by "sorry you are not running tor"
     
  15. mirimir

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    Check tor-talk. There was a thread last week about an unlisted Tor exit.
     
  16. personguy666

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    whats tor talk?
    never heard of it.
     
  17. mirimir

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    -https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tor-talk
     
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