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Using Tor overrides your hosts file settings

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by godsfriend, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. godsfriend

    godsfriend Registered Member

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    Hey guys!
    Maybe someone can help?!

    What I never realized before, I found out yesterday:

    When you use Tor your hosts file settings will be overidden, because the tor standard proxy address is 127.0.0.1 and you normally setup this as the tor proxy config in FF and IE etc.
    So logically every entry in your hosts file which is like:
    Code:
    127.0.0.1  www.domain.com
    127.0.0.1  domain.com  
    is accessible with any program. Try out yourself!

    Was a headshaking moment about my own missing awareness.
    So, I am human, hehe.. :D

    Any ideas, how to solve this setups?