Tor cannot detect underlying network #134

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opened 10 months ago by Lucy24357 · 2 comments

I am having problems connecting to the Tor network.

"Tor cannot detect underlying network".

I suspect this is because I'm trying to use cwtch on an existing Tor network (Whonix/Tails/Etc).

Cwtch should be able to "detect the underlying network" and discover there's an existing Tor network. I assume cwtch could reuse the existing Tor network.

Thank you.

I am having problems connecting to the Tor network. "Tor cannot detect underlying network". I suspect this is because I'm trying to use cwtch on an existing Tor network (Whonix/Tails/Etc). Cwtch should be able to "detect the underlying network" and discover there's an existing Tor network. I assume cwtch could reuse the existing Tor network. Thank you.
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At the moment, Cwtch requires a way to authenticate to an existing Tor process. The only way we expose in the UI at the moment is by Cwtch launching a new Tor process with a custom configuration - this requires tor to be in the PATH of cwtch. Doing so allows us to enforce configs like OnionTrafficOnly

In the future we do want to enable a way to use an existing system Tor, but that isn't currently enabled.

At the moment, Cwtch requires a way to authenticate to an existing Tor process. The only way we expose in the UI at the moment is by Cwtch launching a new Tor process with a custom configuration - this requires tor to be in the PATH of cwtch. Doing so allows us to enforce configs like `OnionTrafficOnly` In the future we do want to enable a way to use an existing system Tor, but that isn't currently enabled.
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Cwtch as of 1.6+ now supports customized tor configurations. There are specific issues in certain distributions that require clarification on the expected behaviour of applications in those distributions (e.g. https://git.openprivacy.ca/cwtch.im/cwtch-ui/issues/324) but the major work indicated by this issue is now complete.

Cwtch as of 1.6+ now supports customized tor configurations. There are specific issues in certain distributions that require clarification on the expected behaviour of applications in those distributions (e.g. https://git.openprivacy.ca/cwtch.im/cwtch-ui/issues/324) but the major work indicated by this issue is now complete.
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