Explicit IP Address in torrc produces stray (null) in controller event
First, start your Tor with "address 126.96.36.199"
Second, do this on the control port:
$ telnet localhost 9051 Trying ::1... Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. authenticate 250 OK setevents status_server 250 OK getinfo address 650 STATUS_SERVER NOTICE EXTERNAL_ADDRESS ADDRESS=188.8.131.52 METHOD=CONFIGURED (null) 250-address=184.108.40.206 250 OK
That happens because the end of resolve_my_address() calls
control_event_server_status(LOG_NOTICE, "EXTERNAL_ADDRESS ADDRESS=%s METHOD=%s %s%s", addr_string, method, h?"HOSTNAME=":"", h);
which says h even when h is NULL.