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July 03, 2011, 06:52:36 AM
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Does anyone has experience with running the client GUI over Tor (proxy set to localhost:9050)? I connect fine and get about 10 connections then slowly drop them until I am down to 3 or so. I have mapped my torrc file to the .onion fallback nodes (set in bitcoin.conf with addnode=) but I have no idea if these actually resolved/worked or not. Is there anyway to tell?

I also noticed that tor gives this warning re the bitcoin client:

Jul 02 23:43:58.395 [Warning] Your application (using socks4 to port 8333) is giving Tor only an IP address. Applications that do DNS resolves themselves may leak information. Consider using Socks4A (e.g. via privoxy or socat) instead. For more information, please see http://wiki.noreply.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#SOCKSAndDNS.

This isnt much of a problem for me since my anonymity isn't a huge concern (I run a no-exit relay so why not proxy my bitcoin and irc clients) but maybe others might care or comment.

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