I have tried multiple times to set a proxy for the Pluggable Transports Tor Browser Bundle but never succeeded. I attempted to set the proxy in Vidalia as HTTP/HTTPS proxy. I have also tried SOCKS5 AND SOCKS4 and none of these is working. Vidalia said:

Vidalia was unable to apply your NETWORK setting to tor
Unacceptable option value : You have configured more than one proxy type . (Socks4proxy|HTTPSProxy|ClientTransportPlugin)"

How to solve this error?

  • You can't set the proxy in PTBB, just try TBB without pluggable
    – user744
    Dec 16, 2013 at 13:53
  • TBB has been blocked by ISP , so i can not use it .
    – john
    Dec 16, 2013 at 14:37

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If tor is configured to use a pluggable transport, you can't set Socks*Proxy or HTTP*Proxy.

The reason is that tor does not make connections to relays or directory servers itself anymore, but instead delegates that job to the pluggable transport, a dedicated process running outside of tor.

If you want to proxify your connection to the Tor network, you need to proxify those transports. I don't think the pluggable-TBB has any GUI for this. I'm also not aware of any transports that natively support being proxied, though external proxifiers might work. This is probably not entirely trivial.

  • Then How to set network connection ? Without network connection we can visit website or vidalia will work i.e. vidalia will redirect to firefox ?
    – john
    Dec 17, 2013 at 16:31
  • I'm sorry, I can't parse this @sonu. Dec 17, 2013 at 20:20
  • Sorry for my bad English .. Could you elaborate How to install pluggable transport in Tor ?
    – john
    Jul 10, 2014 at 17:27

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