firefox dns leaks: network.proxy.socks_remote_dns question

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  1. thinkmega

    thinkmega Registered Member

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    When running tor and privoxy together, is all DNS requests supposed to be handled by the tor nodes? What happen if using the default value for network.proxy.socks_remote_dns?

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  2. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    When using Tor, you need to set network.proxy.socks_remote_dns to True (if you do not use the TBB) in order to override your local DNS server from knowing your Tor destination. This means that a remote Tor node will handle the DNS request.

    -- Tom
     
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