Please Help! 504 Error on Tor.

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  1. Cody_Miller_

    Cody_Miller_ Registered Member

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    I keep getting the following error message whenever I visit an .onion site: "504 Connect to (website name).onion:8181 failed: SOCKS error: host unreachable"

    1. My connection had been working earlier.
    2. I'm using XP via virtualbox on a Vista host machine
    3. I'm running the latest version of the tor bundle (which includes polipo, firefox w/ tor button, and tor) on xp.
    4. I've repeatedly reinstalled the tor bundle and shutdown xp to no avail.
    5. I can't find the answer on Google.
    6. I consider myself a noob and do not know what terms like "SOCKS" mean.
    7. The tor check page tells me I am successfully running Tor.

    Thanks for any assistance.
     
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  3. Spooony

    Spooony Registered Member

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    504 is sometimes proxy that denied the connection. if it was a site you wouldve being a 404
     
  4. Cody_Miller_

    Cody_Miller_ Registered Member

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    I've had the same problem with several other recently working sites.

    Also, your links don't mention my error message and I have no idea what they are saying. Thanks though.
     
  5. Spooony

    Spooony Registered Member

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    The 504 Gateway Timeout error is an HTTP status code that means that one server did not receive a timely response from another server that it was accessing while attempting to load the web page or fill another request by the browser.
    This usually means that the other server is down or not working properly.


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    The 504 Gateway Timeout error is usually a network error between servers on the Internet or an issue with an actual server, meaning the problem is not with your PC orInternet connection.
     
  6. Cody_Miller_

    Cody_Miller_ Registered Member

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    Thanks, I found some sites that worked.
     
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