It seems weird...i have installed Tor,Privoxy and Proxychains on my Ubuntu for an experimental purpose..i managed to install it properly and got proxychain to run and resolve gxxxxe.com proxychains firefox www.gxxxxe.com, today i was exercising on one of the study i made about proxychains i just opened my terminal typed the same thing proxychains firefox www.gxxxxe.com but end up in error.it does nothing it just opened the firefox and says server not found and on the terminal it was like

ProxyChains-3.1 (http://proxychains.sf.net)

thats it a single line. no chaining and all happening, i really puzzled should i start anything before i use proxychain or is that any problem with DNS or the Tor circuit i have been trying to connect is down?

on Terminal

|DNS-response|: self-repair.mozilla.org does not exist
|DNS-request| support.mozilla.org 
|S-chain|-<>-127.0.0.1:9050-<--timeout
|DNS-response|: support.mozilla.org does not exist
|DNS-request| support.mozilla.org 
|S-chain|-<>-127.0.0.1:9050-<--timeout
|DNS-response|: support.mozilla.org does not exist

My conf :socks5 127.0.0.1 9050 at the end of proxychain config and forward-socks5 / 127.0.0.1:9050 at the end of privoxy config.

  • how did you configured your internet browser ? kind regards – Tech-IO Jan 14 '16 at 19:26
  • hey Gia, i saw it was like "use system proxy setting" but it worked yesterday i don't think the problem has to deal with the browser. – Explorer_N Jan 14 '16 at 19:29
  • you might use a proxy-switcher add'on ? Or try to restart Tor, Privoxy and Proxychain. – Tech-IO Jan 14 '16 at 19:34
  • No Nothin.i did restart also – Explorer_N Jan 14 '16 at 19:35
  • it means when you use your system proxy settings on the browser, you may reach the websites ? – Tech-IO Jan 14 '16 at 19:38

To fix all the DNS issues like that I do recommend you to use a local resolver configured for using Tor as a transport, but serving your system as usual. I'm using ISC Bind, works like a charm. Don't fprget to edit /etc/resolv.conf and so forth.

  • would you eloborate your answer Alex, how can i configure ISC in resolv.conf – Explorer_N Jan 15 '16 at 18:58
  • @RichardGeorge just like that nameserver 127.0.0.1 in the first and ONLY nameserver line in it. Actually I'm using one-lined resolv.conf =) – Alexey Vesnin Jan 15 '16 at 19:06
  • I have to download and install ISC bind in my system wasn't i? and why tor not working...? – Explorer_N Jan 15 '16 at 19:07
  • @RichardGeorge have you configurated the Bind itself? what is your OS? I can help you to config it if you wish – Alexey Vesnin Jan 15 '16 at 19:08
  • Ubuntu i am using ...you use fb can we sit on call? – Explorer_N Jan 15 '16 at 19:28

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