I understand to obtain the complete successful results out of Tor, is it mandatory to use Tor browser bundle. But sometimes, for a general user, Firefox is much tempting to use for many reasons as a daily driver and TorBB when complete anonymity id required.
I have been monitoring my traffic and I’ve noticed some changes when TBB runs and when Tor is used with Proxychains + Iceweasel(firefox).(Note:the entry point may change every 2 weeks approx, comments welcome as to why)
When TBB is running the entry point relay always has port: 9001. (the ip changes but it is always on the same port) But when some other application uses TOR network the entry point relay is different from the TBB's. It tries to establish connection on the same ip but a different port.
Usually Proxychains(also privoxy) or firefoxs' TCP/IP packets connect to relay whose port is 443.
I´ve checked and both are trusted entry points(relays) but why are the ports different?
Question 1: What causes this change?
Question 2: How to stop this change?
Does this mean that packets generated through Tor browser are differently encrypted?