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#1 2022-09-08 17:18:42

DandyKenguru
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Registered: 2022-09-04
Posts: 10  

Why apt-transport-tor work so bad?

Please tell me why updates through apt-transport-tor works so badly. And I'm not even talking about the package download speed (which is just terrible), but about connection quality. I must almost always reload tor because almost always have "Timed out while waiting to read 'first part of response' from proxy socks5h://127.0.0.1:9050 [IP: 127.0.0.1 9050]" and bla-bla-bla. Sometimes tor has to reload ten times to get at least some kind of connection. The connection is constantly break and after the main download it is necessary to re-download the missing parts. To spend five minutes on attempts to connect, and then downloading 2-3 mb update is too much. Then why? Why tor browser work more or less acceptable, but apt-transport-tor not?

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#2 2022-09-22 17:14:47

xinomilo
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Registered: 2017-07-02
Posts: 267  

Re: Why apt-transport-tor work so bad?

tor browser uses it's own bundled tor server running in port 9051 iirc. 
so it actually uses a different onion circuit than your locally installed tor server.

just tried official devuan onion repo and it downloads slowly( average : 65,6 kB/s), but no connection errors so far..
what devuan/tor version are you using?

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