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About Tails,

1.when I used it before,***(asterisk)was shown on screen one after another during memory wiping before shutting down. But with latest version 2.1,’*’ never appears during memory wiping. Does this mean memory wiping fails?

2.I’m testing to use bridge (in preparation for using public wifi which may not connect to Tor network). I go to https://bridges.torproject.org/ , get obfs4 bridges and paste them from Tails Greeter(configure bridge settings),but it doesn’t work. Here is the log(partially omitted) [NOTICE] New control connection opened from 127.0.0.1.(53 same msgs) [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections.(3 same msgs) [NOTICE] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:****(4 msgs / port numbers differ) [NOTICE] Renaming old configuration file to "/etc/tor/torrc.orig.1" [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 5%: Connecting to directory server [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 10%: Finishing handshake with directory server [WARN] Proxy Client: unable to connect to ...:**** ("general SOCKS server failure") [NOTICE] Closing no-longer-configured Transparent pf/netfilter listener on 127.0.0.1:**** [NOTICE] Closing no-longer-configured DNS listener on 127.0.0.1:****(9msgs / port numbers differ) [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. [NOTICE] Closing old Transparent pf/netfilter listener on 127.0.0.1:**** [NOTICE] Closing old DNS listener on 127.0.0.1:****

I tried in vain with live dvd,live usb, and inside virtualbox. But with Tbb on ubuntu16.4,it does work,using the same bridges. Why?

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  • 1. It should be working, the display can corrupt (as it notes). If it doesn't reset then that suggests memory wiping failed. 2. The proxy fail suggests there are network connectivity errors. – cacahuatl Feb 11 '17 at 5:44
  • Thank you for advice.About bridge,I just configured in accordance with Tails Greeter and never changed anything else. – tailsuser Feb 11 '17 at 12:45
  • Right, so you're if using obfs4 the bridgeline you enter should look something like obfs4 1.2.3.4:5678 01235... cert=AaBbCcDd... iat-mode=0, right? – cacahuatl Feb 11 '17 at 17:52
  • Thank you again.Yes.Pasted text on Network Settings window is “obfs4 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:nnnnn... iat-mode=0”.Any of the parameters(obfs4,ip,port,fingerprint,cert,iat-mode) are not omitted. I tried with another pc but result was the same. But I found tails in virtualbox went well using bridge about which I wrote the wrong information above(I wrote failed).In virtualbox,tails doesn't use wifi connection.(and meaningless for preparation of using public wifi) But Whichever I use(usb or virtualbox+iso),I can use unsafe browser and can go to bridges.torproject.org to get bridges. – tailsuser Feb 12 '17 at 8:21
  • Considering being able to use unsafebrowser,my wifi router is incompatible with bridge? Without using bridge, of course I can connect to Tor network with tails at home.(I'm testing in preparation for using public wifi which may not connect to Tor Network.) If I try some more times and can't do safely and easily then I will give it up. Thank you for being so helpful. – tailsuser Feb 12 '17 at 8:21
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[WARN] Proxy Client: unable to connect to XXX - are you sure that there's no incorrect proxy configuration in your TAILS? It seems to be so

  • Thank you for advice.About bridge,I just configured in accordance with Tails Greeter and never changed anything else. – tailsuser Feb 11 '17 at 12:47
  • Try to make the whole config in torrc text file and run Tor from a command line with the config - will it help? We need to eliminate the risk of GUI misbehaving – Alexey Vesnin Feb 11 '17 at 21:28
  • Thank you again. But it seems too difficult for me to configure torrc and run Tor from a command line every time I launch tails. If I try some more times and can't do safely and easily then I will give it up. Thank you for being so helpful. – tailsuser Feb 12 '17 at 8:22
  • The behaviour of the GUI you're asking about is wrong, but sometimes it happens - even the Vidalia(a very decent GUI for Tor) misbehaved when it was wearing it's kiddy pants, so I think it will be fixed in a future releases of Tails. As for me - I'm using Linux kernel as a host for VM's where some "torified" apps live separately from each other and I'm launching Tor on the host and routing the traffic. I can give you full tor starting scripts and configs for Linux if you need. And if you will PM me with a bridge data - I'll insert it too. My facebook contacts are in my profile – Alexey Vesnin Feb 12 '17 at 14:06

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