Tor not connecting after installing Tor & Privoxy & Vidalia bundle: 0.1.2.7-alpha
Windows 98SE 4.10 (Build 2222 A) IBM Aptiva - GenuineIntel Pentium(R) 200 MHz xA3 & mxA3 Tor & Privoxy & Vidalia bundle: 0.1.2.7-alpha
Using Tor as Client only.
After a clean install of the bundle, downloaded from:
and verified, Vidalia will not start Tor - correct locations of the Tor exe and torrc files verified, but Vidalia
settings "save" is corrupting location info. Privoxy operating correctly. Uninstalled Vidalia. Started Tor, which ran
for a few seconds, then closed - no info available. Edited torrc to send info to debug.log, restarted Tor.
Feb 11 17:08:28.070 [notice] Tor 0.1.2.7-alpha opening new log file. Feb 11 17:08:28.130 [debug] parse_dir_server_line(): Trusted dirserver at 22.214.171.124:9031 (46DB) Feb 11 17:08:28.130 [debug] parse_dir_server_line(): Trusted dirserver at 126.96.36.199:80 (E45D) Feb 11 17:08:28.130 [debug] parse_dir_server_line(): Trusted dirserver at 188.8.131.52:80 (1F85) Feb 11 17:08:28.130 [debug] parse_dir_server_line(): Trusted dirserver at 184.108.40.206:80 (F5FC) Feb 11 17:08:28.130 [debug] parse_dir_server_line(): Trusted dirserver at 220.127.116.11:80 (EAD6) Feb 11 17:08:28.180 [info] or_state_load(): Loaded state from "C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\tor/state" Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [warn] Could not open "C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\tor/cached-routers.new". Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [info] update_router_have_minimum_dir_info(): We have 0 of 5 network statuses, and we want more than 2. Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [notice] I learned some more directory information, but not enough to build a circuit. Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [info] update_router_descriptor_client_downloads(): Not enough networkstatus documents to launch requests. Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [info] update_router_descriptor_client_downloads(): Not enough networkstatus documents to launch requests. Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [info] update_networkstatus_client_downloads(): For 5/5 running directory servers, we have 0 live network-status documents. Downloading 5. Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [info] router_pick_directory_server(): No reachable router entries for dirservers. Trying them all again. Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [info] router_pick_directory_server(): Still no reachable router entries. Reloading and trying again. Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [warn] Could not open "C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\tor/cached-routers.new". Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [info] directory_get_from_dirserver(): No router found for network status; falling back to dirserver list Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [debug] directory_initiate_command(): private 0, want_to_tunnel 0. Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [debug] directory_initiate_command(): initiating network-status fetch Feb 11 17:08:32.080 [debug] connection_connect(): Connecting to [scrubbed]:80. Feb 11 17:08:32.250 [debug] connection_connect(): Connection to [scrubbed]:80 in progress (sock 216). Feb 11 17:08:32.250 [debug] connection_add(): new conn type Directory, socket 216, n_conns 3. Feb 11 17:08:32.250 [debug] write_to_buf(): added 4 bytes to buf (now 4 total). Feb 11 17:08:32.250 [debug] write_to_buf(): added 221 bytes to buf (now 225 total). Feb 11 17:08:32.250 [debug] write_to_buf(): added 33 bytes to buf (now 258 total). Feb 11 17:08:32.250 [info] update_router_have_minimum_dir_info(): We have 0 of 5 network statuses, and we want more than 2. Feb 11 17:08:32.580 [info] or_state_save(): Saved state to "C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\tor/state" Feb 11 17:08:32.580 [err] nt_service_loadlibrary(): Couldn't find ChangeServiceConfig2A in advapi32.dll! We probably got the name wrong. Feb 11 17:08:32.740 [info] or_state_save(): Saved state to "C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\tor/state" Feb 11 17:08:32.740 [debug] _connection_free(): closing fd 44. Feb 11 17:08:32.740 [debug] _connection_free(): closing fd 48. Feb 11 17:08:32.740 [debug] _connection_free(): closing fd 216.
Completely uninstalled everything, re-downloaded bundle, and did clean install, this time de-selecting Vidalia & just installing Tor and Privoxy. Same results repeated. Searched entire drive for "cached-routers.new" - unable to locate. Checked properties for "ADVAPI32.dll" - File version 4.80.1675, Win32 ADVAPI32 core component, Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1991-1998, File size 64Kb, installed 4/23/99 with original installation of Windows 98 OS, apparently not revised during the upgrade to Windows 98SE. I have NEVER had Windows NT - which Tor seems to be wanting - "[err] nt_service_loadlibrary():"
Here is my torrc file, which the bundle installed in C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Tor (note the "Last updated 8 October 2006 for Tor 0.1.2.3-alpha.") :
Configuration file for a typical Tor user
Last updated 8 October 2006 for Tor 0.1.2.3-alpha.
(May or may not work for older or newer versions of Tor.)
Lines that begin with "## " try to explain what's going on. Lines
that begin with just "#" are disabled commands: you can enable them
by removing the "#" symbol.
http://tor.eff.org/tor-manual-cvs.html, for moreSee the man page, or
options you can use in this file.
On Unix, Tor will look for this file in someplace like "~/.tor/torrc" or
On Windows, Tor will look for the configuration file in someplace like
"Application Data\tor\torrc" or "Application Data<username>\tor\torrc"
With the default Mac OS X installer, Tor will look in ~/.tor/torrc or
Replace this with "SocksPort 0" if you plan to run Tor only as a
server, and not make any local application connections yourself.
SocksPort 9050 # what port to open for local application connections SocksListenAddress 127.0.0.1 # accept connections only from localhost #SocksListenAddress 192.168.0.1:9100 # listen on this IP:port also
Entry policies to allow/deny SOCKS requests based on IP address.
First entry that matches wins. If no SocksPolicy is set, we accept
all (and only) requests from SocksListenAddress.
#SocksPolicy accept 192.168.0.0/16 #SocksPolicy reject *
Logs go to stdout at level "notice" unless redirected by something
else, like one of the below lines. You can have as many Log lines as
We advise using "notice" in most cases, since anything more verbose
may provide sensitive information to an attacker who obtains the logs.
Send all messages of level 'notice' or higher to C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Tor\notices.log
#Log notice file C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Tor\notices.log
Send every possible message to C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Tor\debug.log
Log debug file C:\Program Files\Tor\debug.log
Use the system log instead of Tor's logfiles
#Log notice syslog
To send all messages to stderr:
#Log debug stderr
Uncomment this to start the process in the background... or use
--runasdaemon 1 on the command line. This is ignored on Windows;
see the FAQ entry if you want Tor to run as an NT service.
The directory for keeping all the keys/etc. By default, we store
things in $HOME/.tor on Unix, and in Application Data\tor on Windows.
The port on which Tor will listen for local connections from Tor
controller applications, as documented in control-spec.txt.
############### This section is just for location-hidden services ###
Once you have configured a hidden service, you can look at the
contents of the file ".../hidden_service/hostname" for the address
to tell people.
HiddenServicePort x y:z says to redirect requests on port x to the
#HiddenServiceDir C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Tor\hidden_service/ #HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:80
#HiddenServiceDir C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Tor\other_hidden_service/ #HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:80 #HiddenServicePort 22 127.0.0.1:22
################ This section is just for servers #####################
NOTE: If you enable these, you should consider mailing the contents
of the "fingerprint" file to the tor-ops, so nobody else can pick
your nickname and use a different key. See
http://tor.eff.org/docs/tor-doc-server.html for details.
Required: A unique handle for your server.
The IP or FQDN for your server. Leave commented out and Tor will guess.
Define these to limit your bandwidth usage. Note that BandwidthRate
must be at least 20 KB.
#BandwidthRate 100 KB # Throttle traffic to 100KB/s (800Kbps) #BandwidthBurst 200 KB # But allow bursts up to 200KB/s (1600Kbps)
Contact info to be published in the directory, so we can contact you
if your server is misconfigured or something else goes wrong.
#ContactInfo Random Person
You might also include your PGP or GPG fingerprint if you have one:
#ContactInfo 1234D/FFFFFFFF Random Person
Required: what port to advertise for Tor connections.
If you want to listen on a port other than the one advertised
in ORPort (e.g. to advertise 443 but bind to 9090), uncomment the
line below too. You'll need to do ipchains or other port forwarding
yourself to make this work.
Uncomment this to mirror the directory for others. Please do
if you have enough bandwidth: see the bottom of
#DirPort 9030 # what port to advertise for directory connections
If you want to listen on a port other than the one advertised
in DirPort (e.g. to advertise 80 but bind to 9091), uncomment the line
below too. You'll need to do ipchains or other port forwarding yourself
to make this work.
Uncomment this if you run more than one Tor server, and add the
nickname of each Tor server you control, even if they're on different
networks. You declare it here so Tor clients can avoid using more than
one of your servers in a single circuit.
A comma-separated list of exit policies. They're considered first
to last, and the first match wins. If you want to replace
the default exit policy, end this with either a reject : or an
accept :. Otherwise, you're augmenting (prepending to) the
default exit policy. Leave commented to just use the default, which is
for issues you might encounter if you use the default exit policy.
If certain IPs and ports are blocked externally, e.g. by your firewall,
you should update your exit policy to reflect this -- otherwise Tor
users will be told that those destinations are down.
#ExitPolicy accept *:6660-6667,reject : # allow irc ports but no more #ExitPolicy accept *:119 # accept nntp as well as default exit policy #ExitPolicy reject : # no exits allowed
What do I need to do to correct the "Could not open "C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\tor/cached-routers.new" and "Couldn't find ChangeServiceConfig2A in advapi32.dll! We probably got the name wrong." problems??? Also, do I need to edit my torrc file in some other way to operate correctly?
I previously ran an old Tor/TorCP/Privoxy bundle (don't remember the version #'s), which worked fine on my system, but uninstalled everything and deleted the old bundle file before installing this new bundle, and now cannot find the older bundle online. Any help would be appreciated.
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