DNS lookup problems
I am still, even with 1.1.25, getting DNS resolutions like:
stbmac:/Library/Tor Michael$ tor-resolve en.wikipedia.org 127.0.0.1
There doesn't seem to be any way to find out which host is supplying these bad references (so that they can be added to ExcludeHosts), nor does there seem to be any sort of double checking on DNS data returned.
Normal DNS relies on being able to trust the roots, and then eventually being able to trust the systems that they claim are reliable, to track down authoritative answers. Tor's resolution seems to ignore that -- anyone's answer is accepted.
To make matters worse, even after turning off tor, Firefox (1.8) still caches the output page from Privoxy that claims that the address cannot be resolved, and trying to reload returns the same page. (I know, that one's not your department.)
Current configuration: All requests go through privoxy. Privoxy's config has lines:
forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 .
forward-socks4a .onion localhost:9050 .
Do not torrify these (high volume/speed concerns):
forward .vidalia-project.net . forward 127.0.0.1 .
That first line (with the "## ") is toggled to turn tor on/off. When turned on, I still get complaints about 127.0.0.1 and the "reloading server list / determining server location" function of vidalia still takes forever and occasionally logs in the console.
[Automatically added by flyspray2trac: Operating System: All]