[Tor-BSD] OpenBSD tor -stable/-alpha split port

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 16:11:16 EST 2017

> On 13 Nov 2017, at 08:00, George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
> Alexander Nasonov:
>> teor wrote:
>>>>> On 13 Nov 2017, at 06:19, George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
>>> I can imagine it being useful for testing: if you have 4 relays on a box, run
>>> the late alphas or new stable on one, and then switch them all over when
>>> you're happy.
>> That's one use-case.
>> Another use-case if you run both relays and a client on a box and
>> you want to try a new client.  I've already switched to this setup
>> because I wanted to get rid of privoxy dependency for a long time.
>> It works great so far.
> I can see the multiple scenarios, but I'd make one quick comment about
> the pkgsrc Tor Browser. Last I looked, it wasn't TB, but rather a
> different thing completely.  Firefox ESR is completely customized for
> Tor, as are the add-on requirements. If someone from pkgsrc wants to do
> a TB port, I would strongly suggest they fork our code.
> Running anything but a TB port for a graphical http client is dangerous,

And if you claim it's Tor Browser when it's not, you'll get a polite note from
someone at The Tor Project asking you to stop calling it "Tor Browser".

It's one of the ways we use trademark / copyright to protect users, by
removing imitations that don't deal with application-level tracking attacks.


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