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    Hi,

    I was wondering why I cannot use tor anymore when trying to connect to IRC? It won't be able to connect when I enable proxy... but I was able to connect once I disable it.

    I've tried a few IRC client such as HydraIRC and IceChat but it didn't work.
    Here is my setting at IRC

    - Enable proxy at localhost (127.0.0.1) at port 8118

  • #2
    Re: IRC & proxy

    well, can you connct to port 8118 on your local computer, using telnet or similar ?
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    • #3
      Re: IRC & proxy

      Originally posted by tehcamel View Post
      well, can you connct to port 8118 on your local computer, using telnet or similar ?
      Thanks for your reply, Yes, I can connect to 127.0.0.1 at port 8118
      C:\>telnet 127.0.0.1 8118

      HTTP/1.0 400 Invalid header received from browser

      Connection to host lost.

      C:\>
      and the service 8118 is running on my computer
      C:\>netstat -an | grep 8118
      TCP 127.0.0.1:8118 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING

      As you can see below, my real ip address was display when I issued /whois networkerz command
      /whois networkerz

      [13:37] ->> networkerz is [email protected]=0m15.C.B.A.SERVERHOSTNAME.com (The Chat cool people use)
      where
      SERVERHOSTNAME.com is server hostname
      A.B.C.D is my public ip address, but the last octet was changed to 0m15

      Anyone know why it was changed to 0m15?

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      • #4
        Re: IRC & proxy

        ok - that "error 400 - invalid host header" suggests that somewhere along the lines, a HTTP Server is replying to your local telnet request.

        I don't know much about TOR, beyond it's purposes... why is it so important to use a proxy to use IRC ? have you considered something like BNC Service ?
        Last edited by tehcamel; 18th April 2010, 00:32.
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        • #5
          Re: IRC & proxy

          What proxy server are you using and why are you using a proxy on a client PC?
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          • #6
            Re: IRC & proxy

            I think he's trying to use TOR...
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_%28...ity_network%29
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            • #7
              Re: IRC & proxy

              Originally posted by tehcamel View Post
              ok - that "error 400 - invalid host header" suggests that somewhere along the lines, a HTTP Server is replying to your local telnet request.

              I don't know much about TOR, beyond it's purposes... why is it so important to use a proxy to use IRC ? have you considered something like BNC Service ?
              Tor service is working fine. I'm able to use it with my internet browser.. The problem is only with IRC. Sometime I can use it and sometime I can't

              I've never tried BNC before, thanks for your suggestion. I'll find more information about it before I start to use it. Do you have suggestion about good & free BNC service?

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              • #8
                Re: IRC & proxy

                Are you using this to get round policies put in place by your network admins???

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                • #9
                  Re: IRC & proxy

                  Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
                  Are you using this to get round policies put in place by your network admins???
                  nope... I'm using it at home, privacy purposes

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                  • #10
                    Re: IRC & proxy

                    A local proxy server won't give you any help for privacy purposes, at least not on the inernet...
                    If you want to have privacy, remove your Internet plug or switch to SSL traffic.
                    Marcel
                    Technical Consultant
                    Netherlands
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                    http://blog.nessus.nl

                    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
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                    • #11
                      Re: IRC & proxy

                      Originally posted by Dumber View Post
                      A local proxy server won't give you any help for privacy purposes, at least not on the inernet...
                      If you want to have privacy, remove your Internet plug or switch to SSL traffic.
                      Yes it's true, public proxy server have pros and cons.
                      But at least better have it rather than doesn't have it at all.

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                      • #12
                        Re: IRC & proxy

                        still it won't give you any benefits of privacy. So for home, unless you need it for some other reasons I wouldn't setup a proxy server
                        Marcel
                        Technical Consultant
                        Netherlands
                        http://www.phetios.com
                        http://blog.nessus.nl

                        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                        • #13
                          Re: IRC & proxy

                          Originally posted by Dumber View Post
                          still it won't give you any benefits of privacy. So for home, unless you need it for some other reasons I wouldn't setup a proxy server
                          ah, now I get it. You thought that I setup my own proxy server at home. Am I rite?

                          Tor is a free software descendent of second-generation onion routing enabling Internet anonymity by thwarting network traffic analysis. The current project never uses all caps for the name Tor, and does not consider it to be an abbreviation.[5]

                          Tor aims to conceal its users' identity and their network activity from traffic analysis. Operators of the system operate an overlay network of onion routers which provides anonymity in network location as well as anonymous hidden services.
                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_%28...ity_network%29

                          Btw, can we back to the original topic, IRC & proxy.. or BNC

                          Thanks

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                          • #14
                            Re: IRC & proxy

                            There is something in the proxy blocking it.

                            What does Tor use to connect to the net???

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                            • #15
                              Re: IRC & proxy

                              Originally posted by networkerz View Post
                              ah, now I get it. You thought that I setup my own proxy server at home. Am I rite?
                              Yes, that's what I tought
                              Marcel
                              Technical Consultant
                              Netherlands
                              http://www.phetios.com
                              http://blog.nessus.nl

                              MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                              "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                              "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                              "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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