Tor/OpenSSL question

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Mon Jul 13 13:52:47 UTC 2015

I am using tor (client) to help w/ privacy while browsing. I 
sporadically have to reboot it if it gets itself into a wad. When I do, 
I get messages like the following:

Jul 12 07:58:40.383 [notice] Opening Socks listener on
Jul 12 07:58:40.000 [notice] Parsing GEOIP IPv4 file 
Jul 12 07:58:40.000 [notice] Parsing GEOIP IPv6 file 
Jul 12 07:58:40.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 0%: Starting
Jul 12 07:58:42.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network
Jul 12 07:58:43.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with 
first hop
Jul 12 07:58:43.000 [notice] We weren't able to find support for all of 
the TLS ciphersuites that we wanted to advertise. This won't hurt 
security, but it might make your Tor (if run as a client) more easy for 
censors to block.
Jul 12 07:58:43.000 [notice] To correct this, use a more recent OpenSSL, 
built without disabling any secure ciphers or features.
Jul 12 07:58:44.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit
Jul 12 07:58:45.000 [notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. 
Looks like client functionality is working.
Jul 12 07:58:45.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done
Jul 12 12:28:01.000 [notice] Your Guard TORy0 
($1B3B5A29A431B8FE131C952A2AE1C2A3DE9763D1) is failing to carry more 
streams on its circuits than usual. Most likely this means the Tor 
network is overloaded or your network connection is poor. Use counts are 
64/94. Success counts are 180/239. 233 circuits completed, 38 were 
unusable, 15 collapsed, and 40 timed out. For reference, your timeout 
cutoff is 921 seconds.

It mentions that it doesn't see the latest OpenSSL. Any reason FreeBSD 
9.3R isn't using that latest OpenSSL ? Not a huge issue, but puzzling. 
TIA & have a good one.


[root at kabini1, /etc, 8:55:19am] 528 % uname -a
FreeBSD kabini1.local 9.3-RELEASE-p13 FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE-p13 #0: Tue 
Apr  7 03:01:12 UTC 2015 
root at amd64
[root at kabini1, /etc, 8:55:20am] 528 %

tor-, torsocks-2.0.0, openssl-1.0.2_3


	William A. Mahaffey III


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