Tor controller cannot be constructed. - DisableNetwork 1

Tor controller cannot be constructed. This is very likely because you have a “DisableNetwork 1” line in some torrc file(s). Please manually remove or comment those lines and then run anon-connection-wizard or restart Tor.

Today I received such a notification, could you tell me what this is connected with, I can delete this file, but I am interested in the reason why this error occurred, although yesterday everything was fine.

Steps for issue reproduction are required. As per:

This is related and might be helpful:

Something obscure. Not security relevant. Potentially usability / connectivity relevant.
It might happen when running anon-connection-wizard or tor-control-panel when Tor is running but ControlPort and ControlSocket being disabled. Such as I was able to reproduce this the following purposefully broken (for purpose of issue reproduction) Tor configuration:

ControlPort 0
ControlSocket 0

Or if the Tor control protocol is inaccessible for some other reason.

If you want to dig deep you can search the source code.
Dev/git - Kicksecure chapter Search the Source Code in Kicksecure wiki

(Whonix is based on Kicksecure.)

search terms:

  • mygrep -ri “DisableNetwork 1”

  • mygrep -ri “cannot be constructed”