[Tor-BSD] equivalent of TBB for *BSD?
heptator at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 18:25:40 EDT 2013
On 9/23/13, Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
> On 09/23/2013 01:24 PM, Heptas Torres wrote:
>> On 9/23/13, George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
>>> Linus Nordberg:
>>>> George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote
>>>> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 07:38:10 -0400:
>>>> | > Is there any Tor Browser Bundle equivalent for *BSD? In the ports
>>>> | > FreeBSD and OpenBSD I only see Tor clients, but not TBB (or
>>>> | > equivalents).
>>>> | Well, tor and tor-devel are both clients and servers. They can be
>>>> | with the browser (any, but preferably Firefox) or any other
>>>> | socks-compatible TCP application. This issue came up a while back so
>>>> | check the archives.
>>>> The browser that comes with the Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) is a Firefox
>>>> with changes that makes it less insecure to use from a privacy
>>>> perspective. See https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design
>>>> for information on what TBB does.
>>> Yup. There is not only a long list of about:config edits that are done,
>>> but also other patches.
>>>> | It would be a nice goal to have a TBB that *just works* with the BSDs
>>>> | and is in ports/pkgs.
>>> Well, that should be an achievable goal by people on this list.. .
>> Even so, I am wondering whether *BSDs would be a good choice as a Tor
>> client, primarily on a desktop environment and for browsing. The
>> current infrastructure of *BSDs with unsigned packages makes it risky
>> to verify the source (unless one compiles the packages from source -
>> out of question for less skilled people). No critique here - I like
>> *BSDs, but the lack of a TBB and unsigned packages make them not so
>> appealing for privacy-related stuff.
> Not sure about the unsigned package issue - I know pkgng on FreeBSD
> supports signed packages
"As a consequence of the security incident on 11th November 2012, for
the time being pre-compiled packages for pkgng are not available from
any official FreeBSD repository."
unclear when these will be available...
> , and IIRC so does NetBSD pkgs.
> Maybe I am missing something though...
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