check.torproject.org is unreachable commonly, regularly, frequently, persistently, and intermittently
This is a common, regular, frequent, persistent, intermittent, and ongoing issue that I first noticed, as I recall, beginning at least 6 or more months ago, frequently driving me to rely on 3rd-party sites to check the IP address of the exit relay.
Attempts to connect to https://check.torproject.org/ remain stuck commonly, regularly, frequently, persistently, and intermittently at "Performing a TLS handshake to check.torproject.org...", remaining stuck for up to about 120 seconds, more or less, before the page renders the following message:
"Secure Connection Failed. The connection to check.torproject.org was interrupted while the page was loading. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem. Learn more…Try Again"
At other times, attempts to connect to https://check.torproject.org/ commonly, regularly, frequently, persistently, and intermittently show the following page message:
"The connection has timed out. The server at check.torproject.org is taking too long to respond. The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments. If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection. If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Tor Browser is permitted to access the Web. Try Again"
Let's improve the Tor Check connection and configuration so that users will experience a consistently reliable, successful, and timely connection.