I have enabled control port, using password authentication. I run this

telnet localhost 9051
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.

With root is ok, I can send commands (autenticate, getinfo, etc.) As normal user the connection is "freezed" and no command run is possible. I also add my user to tor group, nothing change. Those are settings in /etc/tor/torrc

ControlPort 9051
HashedControlPassword *****

What I miss?

1 Answer 1


You're missing the local host configuration. The user-based connection issues on a tor side are only taking place when you are using Unix socket, not TCP socket

  • Thanks I have configured tor for using socket instead of tcp
    – elbarna
    Nov 27, 2023 at 11:27
  • 1
    TCP socket works fine as well - just make sure you're using localhost by IP
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Nov 28, 2023 at 22:35

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