[tbb-dev] So, about the Linux sandbox in the long term?

Yawning Angel yawning at schwanenlied.me
Fri May 26 21:01:31 UTC 2017

On Fri, 26 May 2017 11:52:05 -0700
"Arthur D. Edelstein" <arthuredelstein at gmail.com> wrote:

> > A few months ago I sent a detailed list of what remains to be done,
> > and a time estimate assuming someone was working full time.
> > However, to be frank, I am increasingly uncertain as to if doing
> > the improvements (beyond the security/hardening ones) makes any
> > sense because:
> >
> >  * It is my belief that the current Tor Browser architecture is
> >    diametrically opposed to what is required for proper
> >    containerization.  
> Can you explain this a little further? Why are these diametrically
> opposed?

> >    While `sandboxed-tor-browser` makes a valiant effort, the
> > approach is hampered and limited by what it has to work with, and
> > it will forever be stuck reimplementing large chunks of
> > functionality from firefox, torbutton, and tor-launcher.  
> Are there any other approaches to sandboxing that you now think would
> be more practical?

The "correct" approach is covered in the previous e-mail as well.


Yawning Angel
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