[Tor-BSD] New: DNS hijacking Old: Re: NYCBUG1 earns a T-shirt!

nanotek nanotek at bsdbox.co
Thu Dec 12 11:00:51 EST 2013

On 13/12/2013 2:52 AM, George Rosamond wrote:
> Kyle Isom:
>> On 12/12/13 01:15, nanotek wrote:
>>> I'm hesitant to upgrade now, though, as the relay is up and running
>>> without a problem.
>> This is a case where you *really* do want to upgrade. There were several
>> major things fixed in the latest version; the latest version that was
>> released last night is largely the same as devel version in the repo.
> He is actually running the latest Tor in FreeBSD ports... just not
> tor-devel.
> But the Tor tarballs are now at for stable and for
> alpha/devel.
> Both ports should be updated soon... but OTOH, I do recommend running
> tor-devel out of FreeBSD ports.  It's in alpha/devel that the itches
> seem to be scratched first, and for years, I've never had an issue
> running that branch.
> But quick primer on installing a newer Tor before the FreeBSD ports are
> updated.
> 1.  Download the "Source Tarball" from the extended downloads list from
> the Tor www site and dump into /usr/ports/distfiles
> 2.  Edit the appropriate Makefile for the new version on the
> 3.  from the port directory, run: make makesum
> 4.  Deinstall and reinstall with new version.  Seems that when you
> uninstall it now, the daemon actually stops and needs to be manually
> restarted after it's been reinstalled.
> g
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Thanks, George. I appreciate the advice. Out of interest, am I posing a
security risk to others by running the version I currently am? I don't
run Tor as a client on my server at all. Only on Win7 where I have the
latest release; so, I'm assuming I'm as protected as the current version 
of Tor affords. But, I do care about the level of security I'm providing 
my relay users.

nanotek at bsdbox.co

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