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I unfortunately don't use Tor very much or know much about appropriate configurations, but recently I tried using Tor at my school and while trying to start up it got stuck on "establishing an encrypted directory connection" for ~8 minutes. I'm not entirely sure how long the process typically takes, but I dont believe it takes that long regularly. Should I be using different configurations for Tor (my current is the default one :p)

10/20/2016 21:40:49 PM.200 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections.

10/20/2016 21:40:54 PM.700 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections.

10/20/2016 21:40:54 PM.700 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections.

10/20/2016 21:40:54 PM.700 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections.

10/20/2016 21:40:54 PM.700 [NOTICE] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9150

10/20/2016 21:40:55 PM.500 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 5%: Connecting to directory server

10/20/2016 21:40:55 PM.600 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 10%: Finishing handshake with directory server

10/20/2016 21:48:27 PM.800 [NOTICE] Closing no-longer-configured Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9150

10/20/2016 21:48:27 PM.800 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections.

10/20/2016 21:48:27 PM.800 [NOTICE] Closing old Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9150

10/20/2016 21:48:28 PM.600 [NOTICE] Delaying directory fetches: DisableNetwork is set.

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You seem to be a victim of HTTPS/TLS/SSL attacks, try using Meek pluggable transport

UPDATE: A pluggable transport is an on-flight handler that masks Tor protocol and requests, so they don't look like themselves and look more like regular requests for another massively used protocol, like HTTPS, for example. The official "how-to" is a good point to start

  • I unfortunately do not know what that is. Would you be willing to explain :o – pleb Oct 20 '16 at 18:59
  • updated my answer – Alexey Vesnin Oct 20 '16 at 19:16
  • I tried using both azure meek and amazon meek (both of the available meeks) but neither one worked :( – pleb Oct 21 '16 at 14:42
  • My current connection unfortunately blocks pastebin so I can't post the error logs until later ;-; – pleb Oct 21 '16 at 14:46
  • hastebin.com/exewireruk.sql – pleb Oct 21 '16 at 14:49

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