[tor-dev] The Torouter and the DreamPlug

Runa A. Sandvik runa.sandvik at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 14:55:46 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Tomas Touceda <chiiph at gentoo.org> wrote:
> On 03:41 Thu 02 Jun     , Robert Ransom wrote:
>> On Thu, 02 Jun 2011 06:00:48 -0400
>> Nathan Freitas <nathan at freitas.net> wrote:
>> > On 05/29/2011 07:21 PM, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
>> > > Or perhaps we can just turn Tor on by default, ship tor-fw-helper and write
>> > > a basic status of Tor out to a static html file?
>> >
>> > Why not allow Vidalia running from a LAN-based computer to control it?
>> > The control port could autogenerate from the MAC address.
>> Vidalia is not designed to control or configure a Tor process that it
>> did not start.
> Actually, it is. It may not be perfect (yet :) ), but I use it like that
> every day. Although I haven't tested it controlling a Tor instance on
> another host.

This sounds interesting. I'll give it a go and see what happens / how
well it works.

> But either way, if the device already has a webui, controlling just Tor
> from another app seems not too practical.

The issue here is that the device does not have a webui. So the
question is if we need to create one, or if there are better /
existing options out there.

Runa A. Sandvik

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