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

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Sun Nov 12 16:19:00 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,
>> IMHO.
> 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.

Yes, we tried to convey that to the dev, who I dont believe is on this list.


It doesn't look like a lot of work has been done on it in a while.



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