I keep a terminal window open with
nettop running in it. Yesterday I upgraded to TorBrowser 3.6 and today I just noticed in
nettop that an instace of Python runs along side TorBrowser with active sockects (not sure if that the correct term) to the Tor netowrk.
The previous version didn't have Python appear in
I am also helping to trouble shoot an open source DNS app. I have run a couple of commands in the Terminal and I'm not 100% sure if they didn't cause the instance of Python to appear.
Can an OS X user confirm if
nettop also displays python while they run TorBrowser. Thaks
I did some testing and it seems to be related to the new obfs3 bridges feature in v3.6 of TorBrowser.
My Internet Service Provider (ISP) blocks connections to the Tor network is selected in Tor Network Settings (
Connect with provided bridges obfs3 was left as default) the Python instance appears in
If that option is deselected then no Python.
That would explain why it wasn't there in the previous ver - the obfs3 bridge feature is new to 3.6.
I'm 99% satisfied that its kosher but if any one would like to confirm it that would be great.