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I'm exploring the possibility of tunneling JAP/JonDo through Tor, working in Ubuntu 14.04.1 x64 VMs in VirtualBox. The JonDo client has an option to use a SOCKS proxy. JAP/JonDo connects through SocksPort 9050, using the tor-0.2.3.25-1 binary installed using tor_0.2.3.25-1_amd64.deb from the saucy repo.

But the JonDo client does not connect through SocksPort 9050 using Ubuntu binaries for Tor v0.2.4.19 (from Ubuntu 12.04 aka saucy repository), Tor v0.2.4.20 (from Ubuntu 14.04 aka trusty repository), or Tor v0.2.4.23 (latest stable Tor release from Ubuntu Updates for trusty).

However, the JonDo client does connect just fine through SocksPort 9050, using Tor releases tor-0.2.4.20 or tor-0.2.4.23, built in Ubuntu 14.04.1 x64 from the Tor git repo. I built as described in How can I install Tor from the source code in the Git repository?, except that I specified v0.2.4.23:

sudo apt-get install git build-essential automake libevent-dev libssl-dev
git clone https://git.torproject.org/tor.git
cd tor
git checkout tor-0.2.4.23
./autogen.sh
./configure --disable-asciidoc
make
sudo make install

I used no other custom build flags. And I haven't yet tested anything from the v0.2.5 branch.

Why might the JonDo client be unable to use SocksPorts in the latest stock Ubuntu binaries, but work with corresponding local builds, and also with the tor-0.2.3.25-1 Ubuntu binary?

  • It may be one of the build flags. Check how the binary from Tor Project repo for Ubuntu trusty was built. – mirimir Aug 3 '14 at 7:42

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