Re: [dev] Torified surf is unstable

From: Pickfire <>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:12:49 +0800

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 12:24:03PM +0100, spaceman wrote:
>>I run surf through tor using 'torify surf'. If I don't add the '-i'
>>option, it segfaults when searching on Duckduckgo. Even if I add the
>>'-i' flag, it crashes after some time with messages like
>>"*** Error in `surf': free(): invalid pointer: 0x095ca248 ***"
>>or a segmentation fault and often reaches 100% CPU usage. Can you
>>replicate this situation?
>Just a suggestion but why use torify at all if you insist on torifying
>everything. You can use IPTables to redirect all TCP (or that which
>want) to Tors TransPort. You can then block all unsafe UDP traffic.
>Setup a simple DNS server to shove DNS through Tor using the DNSPort
>using your preferred DNS server. You should be to go on everything
>What you want can be achieved easier with a networking solution rather
>than hacking with code. Another suggestion is to use Polipo as a proxy
>but that ain't so practical.

I am currently using polipo with tor. Using polipo as a proxy server is
easier than routing with iptables. And you can also block ads with
polipo in the mean time.

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