bug#24212: please add SOCKS support and enforced TCP to enable DNS resolution through Tor
ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Mon Sep 5 16:42:25 BST 2016
Werner Koch writes ("Re: bug#24212: please add SOCKS support and enforced TCP to enable DNS resolution through Tor"):
> The code I am using is
> cfgstr = xtryasprintf ("nameserver %s\n"
> "options adns_tormode adns_sockscred:%s",
> tor_nameserver, tor_credentials);
> thus it would be easy to adjust.
> > (If /all/ adns clients on a host should use the Tor server via
> > SOCKS, then putting the socks configuration in the host-wide
> > resolv.conf would be appropriate.)
> There are not many ADNS users on Debian and thus I doubt that
> system wide changes of resolv.conf are very useful.
Not useful in the context of Tor, you mean ? Fair enough.
> The reason I added explicit Tor options is to make it crystal-clear that
> the intention is to use Tor and nothing else.
I'm not sure I follow. The patches add a SOCKS client to adns. Is
there some reason why users ought not to use this SOCKS client in
contexts other than Tor ?
> > I don't have an easy way to test this code. If I send you a reference
> > to a git branch, would you be able to test it for me ?
OK. Thanks. I will get back to you.
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