[nycbug-talk] pfsense and tor

fastgoldfish at gmail.com fastgoldfish at gmail.com
Thu Jun 27 18:26:41 EDT 2013

I found this, which looks to be straightforward:


I don't understand all that's going on with that. Does anyone know if
there's a  "hello world" package to play with? I couldn't find one.

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 7:09 PM, fastgoldfish at gmail.com
<fastgoldfish at gmail.com> wrote:
> I sent a message to adrelanos, the person developing the Whonix
> system, to make him aware of this discussion. I think pfSense may have
> the potential to provide a much more powerful and flexible replacement
> for the Whonix Gateway. pfSense could be used to serve needs that the
> Whonix Gateway currently is not designed for, but pfSense can still
> serve the very narrow set of use cases that the Whonix system is
> currently the best tool for.
> Beyond that, pfSense can do things that we haven't even thought of
> yet. one thing I've discussed with adrelanos is a Tor-friendly ISP
> that could provide a Tor gateway that will forcibly torify all
> communications. Some other very important use cases are:
> * Making it easy for someone to conceal the location of a Tor hidden
> service, even if it gets rooted (which Whonix theoretically could do).
> * Making it easy for someone to run a Tor relay or bridge.
> And more!
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 3:57 PM, Brian Callahan <bcallah at devio.us> wrote:
>> On 06/26/13 15:45, badon wrote:
>>> The mention of PBI's is interesting, because I just installed PCBSD too,
>>> and I think that's what PCBSD uses.
>> Makes sense, as both are based off FreeBSD ;-) The PBI is a PCBSD invention,
>> but afaik the framework (though not necessarily the individual PBI packages)
>> will work on any FreeBSD-based system, including vanilla FreeBSD.
>>> There is already a PBI in PCBSD, but I'm not sure if that's suitable for
>>> Pfsense or not.
>> I would say "probably not" to this. But the mechanism for generating a
>> suitable PBI for pfsense should be similar if not identical to PCBSD (if you
>> know how to do that).
>> Otherwise - consider this a bump to George for making a pfsense Tor PBI :)
>> ~Brian

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