Tor being super finicky

Problems with Tor,

  • Tor browser not launching in super user and other account
    -I was having tor + anonsurf problems for a month or so but it somehow worked itself out after updating one day
    -I can see onion circuits on super user account but not on other account, it says not connecting to tor
    -Not sure anonsurf is working correctly when
    -What are the defualt socks 4 & socks 5 ports for Tor?
    -I’m reading alot of misinformation on the internet + ignorance on my behalf, which I think lead to these problems.
  • From what I understand when using anonsurf your dns records are pointed to parrots dns when I’m not usng anonsurf, my dns records are pointing to my ISP? So when prepending my DNS records + changing them back to 12.0.0.1 before starting anonsurf? I had been changing them to two OPENNIC servers.

anonsurf start
[] killing dangerous applications
[
] Dangerous applications killed
[] cleaning some dangerous cache elements
[
] Cache cleaned

[ i ] Starting anonymous mode:

  • Tor is not running! starting it for you

  • Stopping service nscd (already stopped)

  • Stopping service resolvconf

  • Stopping service dnsmasq

  • Saved iptables rules

  • Modified resolv.conf to use Tor and ParrotDNS

net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1

  • All traffic was redirected throught Tor

[ i ] You are under AnonSurf tunnel

[] killing dangerous applications
[
] Dangerous applications killed
[] cleaning some dangerous cache elements
[
] Cache cleaned

[ i ] Stopping anonymous mode:

  • Deleted all iptables rules

  • Iptables rules restored

  • Restore DNS servicenet.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 0
    net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 0
    tor: no process found – Shouldn’t this message be Tor process found stopping it??
    \ * Restarting services
    Failed to start nscd.service: Unit nscd.service not found.

  • It is safe to not worry for dnsmasq and nscd start errors if they are not installed or started already.

  • Anonymous mode stopped

Anonsurf status
tor@default.service - Anonymizing overlay network for TCP
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/tor@default.service; enabled-runtime; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Sun 2018-02-04 17:01:06 EST; 10min ago
Process: 5972 ExecStartPre=/usr/bin/tor --defaults-torrc /usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc -f /etc/tor/torrc --RunAsDaemon 0 --verify-config (code=exited, sta
Process: 5970 ExecStartPre=/usr/bin/install -Z -m 02755 -o debian-tor -g debian-tor -d /var/run/tor (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 5973 (tor)
Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
CGroup: /system.slice/system-tor.slice/tor@default.service
└─5973 /usr/bin/tor --defaults-torrc /usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc -f /etc/tor/torrc --RunAsDaemon 0

Feb 04 17:03:19 owner Tor[5973]: Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with first hop
Feb 04 17:03:20 owner Tor[5973]: Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit
Feb 04 17:03:21 owner Tor[5973]: Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working.
Feb 04 17:03:21 owner Tor[5973]: Bootstrapped 100%: Done
Feb 04 17:03:24 owner Tor[5973]: Tried for 120 seconds to get a connection to [scrubbed]:0. Giving up. (waiting for circuit)
Feb 04 17:03:24 owner Tor[5973]: Tried for 120 seconds to get a connection to [scrubbed]:0. Giving up. (waiting for circuit)
Feb 04 17:03:26 owner Tor[5973]: Tried for 120 seconds to get a connection to [scrubbed]:0. Giving up.
Feb 04 17:03:26 owner Tor[5973]: Tried for 120 seconds to get a connection to [scrubbed]:0. Giving up.
Feb 04 17:04:05 owner Tor[5973]: Application request to port 80: this port is commonly used for unencrypted protocols. Please make sure you don’t send anything you woul
Feb 04 17:09:08 owner Tor[5973]: Application request to port 80: this port is commonly used for unencrypted protocols. Please make sure you don’t send anything you woul
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I had the same problem,I solved it by downloading tor from tor.org saved to downloads ran the install from downloads, then moved the tor dir to root and works fine now

or simply uninstall firejail & life will be easier…