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Bug #6261

Tor browser / HTTPS Everywhere should not connect to check.torproject.org on startup

Added by intrigeri over 6 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
09/07/2013
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
Affected tool:
Browser

Description

In Tails 0.20, on every Iceweasel startup (including the 2nd one etc. during a given GNOME session), it connects to check.torproject.org (as seen in Vidalia network map).

We already have versioncheck_enabled=false. Setting versioncheck_url="about:blank" and test_url="about:blank" does not change the behaviour.

Reproduced with tor-browser-gnu-linux-x86_64-2.3.25-12-dev-en-US.tar.gz.


Subtasks

Bug #6262: Wait for Torbutton to allow not connecting to check.t.o on startupRejectedintrigeri

Feature #7686: Verify that Tor Browser does not connect to check.t.o if HTTPS Everywhere is disabledResolved

Bug #7764: Wait for HTTPS Everywhere to allow not connecting to check.t.o on startupDuplicate

History

#1 Updated by BitingBird over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Connects to check.torproject.org on startup to Torbutton should not connect to check.torproject.org on startup

renaming because the title was misleading

#2 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Torbutton should not connect to check.torproject.org on startup to The browser should not connect to check.torproject.org on startup

So in the end, Torbutton is not to blame: HTTPS Everywhere is the one that initiates this connection.

#3 Updated by u over 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from The browser should not connect to check.torproject.org on startup to Tor browser / HTTPS Everywhere should not connect to check.torproject.org on startup

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/9693 This is the corresponding ticket on Tot's bugtracker.
I've not verified the current status of this either in Tails nor in the upstream code of the browser extension.

#4 Updated by u over 1 year ago

I've merged all information from #7764 into this ticket.

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