I noticed when trying the nightly hardened that the TBB now doesn't spawn an TCP socks proxy but rather use a unix domain sockets is that to be the expected behavior for the future of TBB hardened ? (i used to socksify other app trough tor using the default socket (localhost:9150) that was spawn with TBB standard)

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The feature has been introduced to make it possible to block all IP networking, thereby, making it harder to bypass Tor. Tickets 12585 and 14270 have some more information on it.

So, yes, this is the expected future behavior of Tor Browser hardened. I wouldn't be surprised when the regular Tor Browser switched to unix sockets at some point too.

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