What does "[Warning] Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address [scrubbed]." means? Vidalia occasionally gives this warning.

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    I'd like to know too. I got this message a few moments ago while trying to browse DrudgeReport.com. The browser was locking up .... and kept reloading every 30 seconds or so. Definitely not normal behavior for Drudge. Anyone?
    – user1751
    May 12, 2014 at 12:11

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It's fixed for bug #10419. Instead of a proper fix it "routes" localhost over Tor. See https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/10419#comment:32

  • So does this mean that I can't use Tor browser to access a local webserver? If so, does adding to the "no proxy for" box permit local access?
    – mirimir
    May 16, 2014 at 1:50

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