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Author Topic: 081020 tor-0.2.0.31 [VL 5.9]  (Read 1499 times)

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081020 tor-0.2.0.31 [VL 5.9]
« on: October 20, 2008, 06:13:10 am »

I've packaged the latest version of tor for VL 5.9 and VL 5.9.1.

Package: tor-0.2.0.31-i586-1vl59.tlz
MD5: 5473d0f81c09fa22e1f99d9993bf642d
Package Size: 827K
Installed Size: 3550K

Sources: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/source/testing/net/tor

Code: [Select]
tor: tor (An implementation of Onion Routing)
tor:
tor: Tor, a free software project to provide anonymity on the Internet.
tor: Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups
tor:  to improve their privacy and security on the Internet.
tor:
tor: License: see LICENSE file
tor: Authors:   Roger Dingledine <arma@freehaven.net>
tor:           Nick Mathewson <nickm@freehaven.net>
tor:           Matej Pfajfar <badbytes@freehaven.net>
tor: Website: https://www.torproject.org/

After testing this package, please take a moment and come back to this thread to let us know how it works for you.
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Re: 081020 tor-0.2.0.31 [VL 5.9]
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 05:54:46 pm »

Posting this using tor, so it seems to be working.
I don't actually know how to configure this thing, and just copied the config privoxy file linked from the tor documentation (and installed torbutton for firefox).

"What is my ip address" (http://whatismyipaddress.com/) cannot find my ip, and said "TOR Proxy Server Detected!".

So I guess all is fine, with both this package and privoxy.

It does make browsing slooooow, but I guess that's to be expected.
Google search failed several times, saying that my search looked like a virus...

Thanks for packaging it.
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Re: 081020 tor-0.2.0.31 [VL 5.9]
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 09:23:52 pm »

Yes, slow browsing is to be expected.  However, it does look like it's giving you the anonymous browsing it advertises.  I'm sure you know that you can turn tor on and off with that tor button so you can be selective about using it.  I don't care, for example, if anyone among the VL admins knows my IP address :)
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Re: 081020 tor-0.2.0.31 [VL 5.9]
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 09:32:54 pm »

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I don't care, for example, if anyone among the VL admins knows my IP address

True.  :)

I found that the tor button worked fine, but could you enlighten me on something?
Both privoxy and tor need to be running for the button to work, is that right?
That is, I can enable and disable tor for firefox, but I need to have started those two processes beforehand (at boot, for example).

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Re: 081020 tor-0.2.0.31 [VL 5.9]
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 10:22:21 pm »

AFAIK you have it right.  I'm no expert, BTW, but what you describe is how I run it.
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Re: 081020 tor-0.2.0.31 [VL 5.9]
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 09:06:15 am »

Good. Thank you!
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Re: 081020 tor-0.2.0.31 [VL 5.9]
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2008, 12:47:34 pm »

I may add that this was a very timely addition to the repo, given the UK's plans to have a database of all calls, websites visited and emails sent.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7671046.stm
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Re: 081020 tor-0.2.0.31 [VL 5.9]
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2008, 10:06:06 pm »

I agree.  That's scary stuff and I doubt the UK will be alone in doing this.  I've packaged these for 6.0 as well (will be posted shortly) and I'd encourage you to lobby the devs to include these on the 6.0 Standard iso.
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