Possibly erroneous Vidalia warning re: socks4 when using socks4A.. 4A!
This is a little bug that bugs me and I feel like I may as well share it here. ( Just to give a little context I'm not using in Tor in a sort of will-be-thrown-into-a-Chinese-jail-if-one-bit-of-identity-leaks-somewhere situation, its just something I use for curiosity and what may or may not be the 'reasonable' or 'moderate anonymity' it offers... sometimes...)
Okay - anyway - I use proxifier to route individual applications through tor. Now I'm no expert but I have done a bit of reading here and elsewhere and have at least bothered to do the following:
Check the SOCKS 4A setting in Proxifier, which is a specific setting it has Monitor incomings and outgoings with Little Snitch Run dnscrypt to further mitigate/stop any possible DNS leaks
Yet in the Advanced section of the Vidalia client in the message log it continually responds with:
"Warning - Your application (using socks4 to port xxx) is giving Tor only an IP address. Applications that do DNS resolves themselves may leak information..."
But I am using Socks 4A! Not merely 4, 4a. So either Proxifier is just lame and wrong or Vidalia/Tor is wrong. If former is true then I guess its a bug and an annoying one at that and could the message be removed.
I have a few other issues I want to raise but I guess I'll need to raise separate tickets.. apologies if I'm writing this in the wrong way and I've tried raising issues via email and was not content with response trying to do it that way...