Recommended combinations tor/ssl/libevent

Hans Schnehl torvallenator at
Mon Nov 8 22:21:15 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 04:21:39PM -0500, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 10:15 AM, Hans Schnehl <torvallenator at> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > see exempt from coredump of a v0.2.2.12-alpha-dev, which was happily
> > running until 5 days ago.
> > Which versions of libevent, openssh , tor itself are known to be co-working
> > nicely nowadays ?
> I'd guess that your problem there is the Tor version: The latest
> 0.2.2.x alpha code, or the latest maint-0.2.2 git head, should be much
> better than anything from back in April.  If you're going to use alpha
> releases, you should probably try to keep up-to-date: knowing that
> there was a bug in at this point doesn't really help us
> much unless we know whether it is also a bug in the latest 0.2.2.x.
> This goes doubly for "-dev" versions (versions based on the state of
> the Git repository between releases): if you want to checkpoint the
> state of Tor development then ignore it for half a year, I'd strondly
> suggest checkpointing at an actually released version that works for
> you.

In this case that particular version was running exceptionally
well since April. Emphasizing 'was'. 

> For Libevent, I personally recommend the latest 2.0.x, or at least
> 1.4.12-stable or later.  1.3e should work in a pinch too, if you
> really must.
> Tor doesn't use openssh; it uses openssl.  Most vendor versions should
> work assuming they claim to be 0.9.7x or later.  If you can't use your
> vendor's shipped version, I personally recommend the latest 0.9.8x
> release or the latest 1.0.0x release.
maybe shifting openssh to openssl will have magnificent effects 
in my case;)

> (These are my recommended versions, not an exhaustive list of
> known-to-work versions.  To the best of my knowledge, nobody has
> compiled such a list.)

Thanks for the recommendations.


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