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I followed the Tor demo. I installed Polipo and configured it. I restarted both Polipo and Tor services.

Before I had Tor set up, the following script failed.

 def fetch_url(url):
   proxy_support=urllib2.ProxyHandler({"http":"127.0.0.1:8118"})
   opener=urllib2.build_opener(proxy_support)
   opener.addheaders=[('User-agent','Mozilla/5.0')]
   html=opener.open(url).read()
   return html

Now it no longer raises an exception. However, when I go to the Tor check page (see if tor is running), it tells me that Tor is not operational. It also shows me my IP address.

https://check.torproject.org/

I've gotten Tor to work on Windows. I've done so, though, through the GUI. Any thoughts on what's going wrong here?

Thanks, Brendan

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If you're on Linux, which distro are you using?
Have you started the tor service? For example on ArchLinux: $ /etc/rc.d/tor start && /etc/rc.d/polipo start
Did you configure polipo to use tor?
What's the URL of the demo you talked about?

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